Firefighters contain major blaze at industrial estate

Staffordshire fire and rescue say they are dealing with a 'large incident' while tackling a fire at an industrial estate in Stafford.

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One person was in building when Stafford fire started

Smoke from the fire Credit: ITV News Central

ITV News Central has been told one person was in the building of a major fire which broke out at an industrial estate in Stafford.

The fire took place at a unit owned by Global Hygiene LLP on Drummond Street.

A spokesperson from the company said the person was evacuated safely.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has told us the fire is now contained, with more than 10 firefighters still at the scene this morning.

There were explosions yesterday as firefighters battled to stop the warehouse fire spreading to 40,000 litres of industrial oil.

A director of Global Hygiene said:

“The fire that broke out on the Astonfields industrial estate in Stafford on the morning of March 2, 2016, originated in a Global Hygiene building that was under construction.

“There was one person in the building at the time the fire started and he was evacuated safely. Some of the neighbouring units on the technology park were also evacuated while the fire was being put out, to ensure the safety of everyone on site. We are very grateful to the fire services who responded very promptly to the emergency call.

“It is currently too early to comment on the causes of the fire, but Global Hygiene will work closely with the fire services and police services and perform a thorough investigation in the following days. A detailed statement will follow when more information is available.”

– director of Global Hygiene

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