Firefighters tackle blaze at city factory

Sunderland firefighters have dealt with a blaze at a city factory.

Friday, 16th March 2018, 7:40 pm
Updated Friday, 16th March 2018, 8:25 pm
Firecrews at the scene

Two crews from Farringdon and one each from Rainton Bridge and Sunderland Central were called to purification system manufacturer Chemviron Carbon's plant in Commerce Way, Rainton Bridge, early this evening.

Watch manager James Ferguson, from Rainton Bridge fire station, said: "On arrival, we were told there was machinery within the building on fire.

Firecrews at the scene

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"We used six breathing apparatus with hose reels to extinguish the fire, which we did quickly, then we dealt with a subsequent chemical spillage.

"Nobody was hurt. They had evacuated properly.

"We were given good information on arrival and have dealt with the situation."

No-one was hurt
Firecrews at the scene
No-one was hurt