Snack company blaze: Firefighters called to fire

By Alice Foster contact

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Fire engines were called to fire in Staffordshire this week
Fire engines were called to fire in Staffordshire this week

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Firefighters tackled a blaze at a snack company’s premises after a suspected electrical fault earlier this week.

Four fire engines were called to Rugeley Snack Company in the Staffordshire market town at 8.35pm on Tuesday (October 6).

Firefighters spent more than three and a half hours at the site on the Riverside Industrial Estate on Power Station Road, according to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

‘Well alight’ fire 

“Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, an aerial ladder platform and one hose reel jet to put out the fire which was located in ducting and roof space and which was well alight,” a​ spokeswoman said.  

Rugeley Snack Company manufactures pork snacks including scratchings and cracking. 

An employee said the cause of the fire remains under investigation but an electrical fault may be to blame. “It was just a small fire. It was mainly smoke damage,” ​she told

Meanwhile in a separate incident, machinery caught fire at a Rank Hovis flour mill​ in Manchester on Wednesday morning (October 7).

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Posted by Chris,

Did the fire engines come all the way from America to put it out?

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