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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 20:28 GMT 21:28 UK
Blaze destroys adhesives factory
Adhesive factory fire
A fire destroys an adhesives factory in Corby
Fire has destroyed a factory producing adhesives, leaving a large part of a town engulfed in thick smoke.

Nearby businesses in Corby, Northamptonshire, were evacuated after a fire at Caswell Adhesives on Earlstrees Industrial Estate.

Residents were told to keep doors and windows shut and firefighters planned to be at the site overnight.

More than 60 firefighters tackled the flames and two people were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Mark Hughes from Caswell Adhesives said: "We're devastated to see something we've worked so hard to build here destroyed.

"We've invested in manufacturing and health and safety systems. To see it all destroyed like this is mind boggling."

An investigation is to be carried out into the cause of the fire once inspectors believe it is safe to go onto the site.




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