Flaming pizza at Bakkavor factory

By Mike Stones

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Two fire engines and 10 firefighters were called to tackle the fire
Two fire engines and 10 firefighters were called to tackle the fire
Two fire engines and 10 firefighters were called to tackle a fire at a pizza factory owned by the Bakkavor Group in Harrow, north west London yesterday (April 19).

About 420 people were evacuated from the food factory after what is believed to be a pizza on a conveyor belt caught fire.

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade told FoodManufacture.co.uk: “It was not a massive incident and a sprinkler system in the building put the fire out.”

Pizza oven

Firefighters inspected a pizza oven with a thermal imaging camera to check it was safe before leaving the factory.

A spokesman for the firm said: “Staff were evacuated safely and successfully, in line with procedure and the brigade were called as a precautionary measure.

“The factory was back to full operation within a couple of hours and the fire caused no substantial damage.”

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