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Huge fire breaks out on Corby industrial estate

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Firefighters have spent much of the day tackling a large fire that has broke out on an industrial estate in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Crews were called to the Multy UK factory on Brunel Road just before midday.

Firefighters were dealing with large quantities of smoke. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It took dozens of firefighters to bring the blaze safely under control.

Eight fire engines and two aerial platforms were involved in the operation.

The fire service said they were dealing with "large quantities of smoke".

The fire service says it is making sure the effect on the environment is kept to a minimum. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Neighbouring premises were evacuated and local people were in the area to keep their doors and windows shut.

Thick black smoke was visible for miles around the estate.

Thick black smoke was visible for miles. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Multy UK specialises in cleaning products. The company works with material, like sponge, which accounts for much of the filthy black smoke.

The fire service says it is working all the relevant agencies to make sure the effect on the environment is kept to a minimum.

Once the area is dampened down, fire investigators will begin working out how the blaze began.

Neighbouring premises were evacuated during the fire. Credit: ITV News Anglia