Fire crews attend large fire at Sugar beet Factory

Fifteen fire crews from across the region are in attendance at a large fire at the Sugar beet factory in Hollow Road. 

A Spokesperson from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said “Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, alongside other Fire and Rescue Services, are currently attending a high rise building fire at the British Sugar Factor in Bury St Edmunds. 15 appliances are currently in attendance.

The fire is in a processing plant and is affecting a conveyor belt – being approximately a 30 by 30 metre area. The gas to the building has been isolated and it has been confirmed that there are no casualties.”

The service was called at around 15:50 today to reports of the fire. 3 fire crews from Cambridge, 2 from Thetford, 1 from Woodbridge, 1 from Sudbury, 2 from Haverhill, 1 from Wickhambrook, 2 from Bury St Edmunds, 2 from Ixworth, 1 from Newmarket are in attendance.

The main seat of the fire was extinguished at around 5pm and a stop called on the incident by 5:45pm. Two crews will remain on scene to monitor and ensure no reignitions.