Northampton industrial fire to be investigated

The Northhamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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A huge fire broke out in Northampton Industrial estate which was heroically fought off by the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service. Now, an investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched which gutted one industrial unit on Connaught Street.

Authorities were first called to the blaze at 3.33am on February 20, Northants Live reported. Firefighters used breathing equipment to tackle the fire and a 45mm jet and hose reel jets were also used. The area was cordoned off and locals were told to keep their windows and doors closed to protect them from the fumes.

It took more than four hours to bring the fire under control, and thankfully there were no casualties. A spokesperson for the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at an industrial premises on Connaught Street in Northampton at 3.33am on Sunday (February 20).

“Fire engines from The Mounts, Moulton, Mereway, Brixworth and Earls Barton were called to the incident, as was the aerial appliance from Corby. “Members of the Fire Investigation Team attended the scene this morning (February 21), found no remaining hotspots, and have started to investigate the possible cause of the fire.”

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