Fire breaks out at Sunderland Nissan plant

Firefighters were called to the Nissan factory after a fire broke out in the paint shop area.

Saturday, 26th January 2019, 10:36 am
Updated Saturday, 26th January 2019, 12:13 pm
Firefighters are at Nissan in Washington tackling a blaze in the paint shop area

Four fire engines and one aerial ladder platform were called to the plant in Washington.

A fire had broken out within a metal body storage area of the Paint Shop at about 9.30am, today.

A spokeswoman for Nissan said: "At about 9:30 this morning a small fire broke out in the metal body storage area of the Paint Shop.

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"The fire service attended and the fire was out shortly after 10am. Nobody was injured and production is not expected to be affected."

Firefighters are at Nissan in Washington tackling a blaze in the paint shop area