Fire at Walkers Crisps Plant Forces Staff to Evacuate

A blaze ignited in a processing area of the potato chip production plant on Tuesday morning.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

January 14, 2021

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A view of the Walker Crisps plant in Leicester, UK.Image courtesy of Google Maps

A fire broke out in the Walkers Crisps plant in Leicester, UK on Tuesday morning that forced workers to evacuate the site, according to a report in the Leicester Mercury.  

Firefighters were dispatched to the Leycroft Road location at about 6:30 a.m. Upon arrival, crews determined that an accidental fire had started in a processing area, the newspaper said.

The company described the fire as a “minor incident on one of our production lines” in a statement to the Mercury. Production was resumed later that day.

No injuries were recorded during the incident.

Powder & Bulk Solids reported in April 2019 that an industrial burner caught on fire at the Walker Crisps factory in Leicester.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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