Fire Reported in Drying Building at British Sugar Plant

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Officials said a blaze ignited Sunday evening in the sugar beet processing facility’s drying plants.

Firefighters were sent to the British Sugar plant in Bury St. Edmunds, England Sunday evening after a fire broke out in part of the facility, local news organizations reported.

“The fire started in the drying plants at the sugar beet factory,” Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service told the East Anglican Daily Times. “We worked with the onsite fire service and hose reel jets and additional cover jets were used.”

13 fire crews from across the area responded to the location after being called to the site at about 7:15 p.m., according to

Firefighters were on scene until about 9:20 p.m., said. No injuries occurred during the incident.

A fire broke out in a piece of conveying equipment at British Sugar’s Bury St. Edmunds plant in February. The facility’s plant manager said that operations at the Bury St. Edmunds plant were not impacted by the blaze.

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