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Fire at Swindon Honda factory

Fire at Honda plant Swindon Credit: Richard Wintle Calyx Picture & TV Agency

Firefighters are dampening down a fire at the Honda factory in Swindon.

Crews were called around 9am this morning (Jan 23) to a fire in the manufacturing plant.

Four fire engines, one aerial unit and a water pump have attended the scene.

Three people were checked by ambulance crews at the scene. Honda say two workers were taken to hospital.

Honda has issued a statement:

A small equipment fire occurred this morning at the Honda factory in Swindon within its die cast facility, while routine weekend maintenance work was taking place.

Two associates were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

There will be no adverse impact to production which will continue as normal on Monday morning.

– Honda

Latest Honda Civic rolls off the production line

The first of the new Honda Civics are rolling off the production line in Swindon today.

The company is investing £200 million in the new version of its popular car. Producing the Civic Type-R has secured thousands of jobs at the factory in the town.

It will soon go on sale in dealerships all over Europe.

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