Ginsters factory fire was ‘difficult’ to fight

By Gwen Ridler

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The fire at Ginsters Callington factory was contained in the chimney
The fire at Ginsters Callington factory was contained in the chimney

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A fire at Ginsters Callington factory was described as “difficult” by firefighters from Cornwall Fire & Rescue on Monday (August 1).

Crews attended the fire after a 999 call at 17:58 alerted them to the blaze in the factory’s chimney.

Three fire engines from Callington and Liskeard were on the scene to fight the fire at the factory on Tavistock road.

Fire crews used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to help tackle the fire.

Battle the blaze

Crews liaised with onsite staff to remove a section of the chimney to help battle the blaze. The incident was left in the hands of onsite engineers after the fire had been extinguished.

A spokeswoman from Ginsters parent company, Samworth Brothers, told “This was a very small fire in one of the oven chimneys at the Callington site.”

No one was injured in the fire and it had not affected production at the factory. It had also caused very minor damage.

Meanwhile, the food industry has suffered a series of fires recently.

Blazes have affected the premises of 2 Sisters Food Group​, Morrisons​ and a food manufacturer​ in Peterborough. 

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