Cause of fire at Sunderland factory under investigation

Crews of firefighters tackled a blaze after it broke out at a Sunderland factory earlier today.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 12:26 pm

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has said sent a number of appliances and one of its officers to the scene at Komatsu in West Quay Road, which is close to the Queen Alexandra Bridge in Southwick.

It follows calls made reporting the incident earlier this morning, Friday, February 5.

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A spokesperson for the service said: “At 09.11am, we received a report of a fire in a factory.

"Crews from Marley Park, Sunderland Central and Farringdon stations attended and the incident was concluded by 10.53am, although one crew remains on the scene.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

Komatsu is a Japanese company which manufactures construction, mining, forestry and military equipment, as well as diesel engines and industrial equipment such as press machines, lasers and thermoelectric generators.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service on the scene at Komatsu.

It also has factories in Chester-le-Street.

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The fire service was called to Komatsu's base in West Quay Road.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.