Stroud Aerospace Factory Blaze

11-07-2014

    The cause of a fire at an aerospace factory on an industrial estate in Gloucestershire is being investigated.

    The blaze broke out at Nu-Pro's factory in Stroud shortly after 20:00 BST on Wednesday.

    Nearby businesses were evacuated after fears chemicals stored at the site could catch fire.

    The fire service said it had been working with specialists to clear a chemical spill caused by the fire at the Eagle Works site in Thrupp.

    Nu-Pro uses the factory site to manufacture parts used in the aerospace and defence industries.

    Its website says the unit is in "an industrial heritage conservation area with the River Frome running through its grounds" and it has "considerable obligations to the environment".

    The 1500m2 was well alight when fire crews arrived and it took more than 60 fire-fighters, 8 appliances and an aerial appliance to bring it under control.

    Nearby residents on the London Road turned back drivers until the emergency services reached the scene, resulting in gridlock on the narrow Thrupp Lane.

    Nearby Bagpath Lane was clogged with cars, many parked by onlookers trying to get a better look at the blaze.

    The fire service remained on site for almost 24 hours making the site safe before handing it back to the owner.

 

            
Collated by Philip Turnbull

 

Resources:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-28241167

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Major-blaze-Griffin-Stroud/story-21440669-detail/story.html

 

 

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