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Fire crews called to blaze at factory

PUBLISHED: 07:14 23 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:28 23 January 2020

Fire engines rush to the blaze at the factory Picture: ARCHANT

Fire engines rush to the blaze at the factory Picture: ARCHANT

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Eleven fire crews have been called to a blaze at the Muntons factory in Stowmarket.

Fire crews have been called to the blaze in Stowmarket Picture: ARCHANTFire crews have been called to the blaze in Stowmarket Picture: ARCHANT

Suffolk fire and rescue service were called to an incident in Needham Road at 6.23am on Thursday and remain at the scene.

A spokesman for the service said a dryer was smouldering grain, approximately 28m off the ground.

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It is not clear yet if anyone was inside or if there are any injuries.

The fire was originally noticed in a standalone drier at around 6am, said Muntons managing and sustainability director Nigel Davies.

The incident comes several months after nine fire crews tackled a blaze at the same factory, in Cedars Maltings, in September last year.

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