A SPECTACULAR smoke-stack loomed over Rugby last Wednesday (August 8) when a factory burned down in Coventry.
The blaze happened at Ney Ltd’s building in Siskin Drive, part of an industrial estate on a road that links the Tollbar roundabout to Coventry Airport. The fire was reported to emergency services at 5pm. At its height it took 80 firefighters to tackle the fire, which caused around £6m-worth of damage to a woodwork and engineering plant. The smoke plume was visible from up to 20 miles away.
A statement from West Midlands Fire Service said: “A number of solvent and highly flammable materials were in the building along with a number of aerosols.
“Hazmats officers worked with environmental Health Protection Agency regarding the smoke plume. We also advised local people to keep windows and doors closed. At the height of the fire we had 15 engines in attendance.”
A 48 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson last week was later bailed. The cause of the fire is unknown.
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