Fire Halts Production at Douwe Egberts Plant in UK

May 30, 2017

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Fire Halts Production at Douwe Egberts Plant in UK
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A fire broke out late Saturday night at the Jacobs Douwe Egberts facility in Banbury, England, prompting a partial evacuation of the facility and a halt in production as firefighters and the company worked to extinguish the flames and determine the cause of the blaze.

An external platform at the plant caught fire at about 11:50 p.m. Saturday, BBC reported, causing no injuries.

“The production process on site was shut down but is being restarted following the action and guidance of the fire service and the onsite JDE incident management team,” a spokesperson for JDE told the BBC.

Crews from several area fire departments responded to the incident, and a nearby road was closed while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

“JDE would like to thank the local fire service for their fast actions and for how they worked closely with our incident team to minimize the fire and disruption to the site,” the spokesperson said.

The Oxford Mail pointed out that the incident on Saturday is the second time within nine months that a fire has broken out at the plant, noting that firefighters responded to a coffee dryer fire there last August.

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