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Company confirms synthetic turf factory destroyed

Credit: James McBride

Global pitch manufacturer SIS Pitches has confirmed that a warehouse containing yarn for synthetic turf was destroyed in the fire in Maryport.

No individuals were injured in the blaze and there are ongoing police investigations into the cause of the fire.

The nearby factory, which produces the synthetic pitches, has been unaffected and will continue production as normal.

Our highest priority is the safety and well being of our staff and those within the vicinity of the fire and we are thankful that nobody has been injured.

We pride ourselves on our excellent safety procedures and will be carrying out a full investigation into the cause of the fire.> The incident was contained within one facility and all other SIS Pitches facilities are in full operation.

– Bryn Lee, Managing Director

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WATCH: Major fire in Maryport

Emergency services are dealing with a building fire at Glasson Industrial Estate in Maryport.

Major fire in Maryport: Homes evacuated, road and railway closed

Properties are being evacuated and people in the area are being asked to keep away and shut their windows.

The A596 road is closed between Flimby and Maryport and services on the Cumbrian coast line between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness have been cancelled.

Major fire in Maryport: Latest pictures

Emergency services are dealing with a building fire at Glasson Industrial Estate in Maryport.

The A596 road is closed between Flimby and Maryport and services on the Cumbrian coast line between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness have been cancelled.

Major fire in Maryport: Homes evacuated, roads and railway closed.

Credit: James McBride
Credit: James McBride
Credit: James McBride
Credit: James McBride

Major fire in Maryport: Homes evacuated, roads and railway closed

Credit: James McBride

Emergency services are dealing with a building fire at Glasson Industrial Estate in Maryport.

The A596 road is closed between Flimby and Maryport and services on the Cumbrian coast line between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness have been cancelled.

Local diversions are being put in place including on a back road via Flimby, Broughton Moor and the A594.

Eight fire engines are at the scene and nearby buildings are in the process of being evacuated.

Police were called to reports of the incident at 1.38pm.

Members of the public are asked to stay away from the area at this time and residents in the Maryport area are asked to keep their windows closed due to the level of smoke.

Credit: Jean Foster
Credit: Jean Foster

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Multiple cars damaged in Lochmaben

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A number of cars have been damaged in Whitehills Avenue in Lockerbie, overnight on Saturday 22 April to Sunday 23 April.

A grey Fiat 500, silver Vauxhall Insignia, blue Nissan Qashqai and green BMW were all damaged between 10.15pm on Saturday 22 and 8.00am on Sunday 23 April.

I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in Whitehills Avenue or the surrounding area to get in touch. Anyone with information can contact officers at Lockerbie Police Office via 101."

– Constable Nicola Brunton from Lockerbie
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