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Honeybourne fire incident now closed

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Emergency services have now left the scene of what was a large fire at a unit Honeybourne Airfield Trading Estate, outside of Evesham after it was swiftly extinguished earlier yesterday.

At the height of the fire, approximately 60 firefighters and 10 fire engines, including one from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and two from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, were at the scene.

The fire started yesterday morning (8 June) and it was reported to Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service as an explosion at approximately 9:22am.

Group Commander Toby Kempton said: "Thankfully, due to the hard work of the crews and the other emergency services involved, we were able to swiftly extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading any further. I'd like to thank all parties involved, including our neighbouring fire services (Gloucestershire and Warwickshire), for their swift actions and professionalism that enabled us to minimise fire spread and bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

He continued: "A full investigation into the cause of the fire is currently underway."

As well as firefighters, an Environmental Protection Unit, the Environmental Agency, specialist hazardous materials officers, police and ambulance crews were also attendance.

Issued by:
Jessica Chadwick
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319
JChadwick@hwfire.org.uk