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Staff evacuated after fire at Warburtons bakery

By Michelle Perrett

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Warburtons makes a range of free-from products, including crumpets, at the factory, which is operating normally
Warburtons makes a range of free-from products, including crumpets, at the factory, which is operating normally
Plant baker Warburtons evacuated staff from its Newcastle site this week (10 September) after one of its ovens caught fire.

Two fire engines attended the Newburn Industrial Estate after there was a fire in one of the ovens at the factory, which Warburtons bought from North East Bakery after it went into administration in 2010. 

Staff were evacuated as a standard safety procedure. 

A spokeswoman for Warburtons said the bakery, which was rebranded from Newburn Bakehouse to Warburtons Gluten Free in January and makes the company’s free-from ranges, was now operational again.

In July, Warburtons announced the launch of several new gluten-free wraps, including a beetroot wrap, as part of a wider overhaul of its gluten-free ranges​.

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