Extractor fire sparks alert

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THREE fire engines rushed to a factory after an extractor fan caught fire.

Two appliances from Sunderland’s North Moor station and one from Washington attended the incident at Hetton Lyons Industrial Estate shortly before midday yesterday .

Crew manager Les Thompson said: “We didn’t know what the extent of the incident was so it was more of a belt and braces response from us in case it was serious but it didn’t turn out to be as bad as we thought it could be.

“It was a fairly small incident which was put out with one hose reel.”