Video: Firefighters tackle blaze which destroys Grantham firm’s warehouse

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A fire has destroyed a large part of a Grantham company this morning on the Alma Park Industrial Estate.

Incident commander Matthew Perrin confirmed to the Journal that the warehouse was completely destroyed. He said a number of gas cylinders had been found and made safe.

The warehouse at Grantham Manufacturing Ltd was completely destroyed.

The warehouse at Grantham Manufacturing Ltd was completely destroyed.

Mr Perrin said there were no hazardous materials in the factory although smoke was still being blown towards Londonthorpe and residents are asked to keep doors and windows closed for the time being.

Appliances from Grantham, Sleaford, Corby Glen, Brant Broughton and Binbrook attended at about 4.30am.

The fire has been contained and is being damped down. Alma Park Road is currently closed to traffic and is likely to stay closed until this afternoon.

No one has been hurt in the incident.

Mr Perrin said firefighters quickly contained the fire making sure all four sides of the building were secured and the fire did not spread to other buildings.

He added: “At the current time there are still some hotspots of fire inside the building. We have an aerial ladder hitting the fire from above. We have breathing apparatus teams in there. We will be here most of the day.”

He said it was too early to know what caused the fire, but officers are already investigating the cause.

He said: “We have liaised with the owners of the business who have helped us greatly in allowing us to contain the situation.”