Firefighters flush out toilet roll factory blaze
A fire in a
toilet paper factory was wiped out by crews from across north
The blaze broke out at the
Kimberly-Clark paper mill in Crete Hall Road, Northfleet, at lunch
It started in a burner room, where
machinery that heats and supplies hot air to the tissue machine
drying system is stored.
A company spokesman said no staff were
evacuated as the burner room is closed off and production resumed
later that day.
Crews from Thames-side, Dartford and
an incident command unit from Maidstone were sent and after
ventilating the building it was declared safe at 2.30pm.
In July 2004, a warehouse on the same
site as the paper mill had to be demolished after one of the
county’s worst fires took hold.
At its height 120 firefighters were on
the scene with flames seen as far away as London and
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