Workers Evacuate Walkers Snack Factory During Oven Fire

April 18, 2019

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Workers Evacuate Walkers Snack Factory During Oven Fire
The Walkers Crisps plant in Leicester, England. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Employees evacuated the Walkers Crisps snack factory in Leicester, England on Wednesday after an industrial burner caught on fire inside the facility, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said in a release. 

Called to the site at about 11:30 a.m., firefighters arrived at the site and determined that the flames were contained to the industrial oven. Crews from several area fire departments responded to the scene. The facility’s integrated cooling system was used on the burner to reduce heat. 

“We can confirm that the fire brigade briefly attended our Bursom Road site this morning. They dealt very quickly with a minor incident and no one was hurt,” a spokesperson for Walkers told the Nottingham Post. “The site is now up and running again.”

Firefighters remained at the scene until about 1 p.m., the newspaper said. The plant reportedly produces potato chips.

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