Environcom boss grateful nobody hurt in Grantham fire

Environcom fire, May 17, 2014.
Environcom fire, May 17, 2014.
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The chief executive of Environcom has told the Journal he is grateful nobody was hurt in last night’s fire in Grantham.

Sean Feeney said the incident was “nowhere near as bad as it looked. He said: “We expect Monday morning to be business as usual.”

Mr Feeney said the fire damage was confined to one cormer of the site. He added: “There are no casualties at all and the fire brigade did an excellent job. There is minimal damage. There is far less damage than you might expect.

“We take the issue of fire safety very seriously. Everybody takes fire precautions to make sure everyone is safe during such an eventuality. Everyone got out quickly and safely. It is an extremely unusual occurrence.”

Mr Feeney said there was a full shift of about 30 people on site when the fire broke out. Fire investigators are now at the scene trying to discover the cause of the blaze.

Mr Feeney. who was born in Grantham, added: “There is no danger to the people at Environcom or to the people nearby. The fire was well contained.”

Environcom has four plants around the country. An Environcom plant in Houghton Road, Grantham, was completely destroyed by fire in 2007. The cause was found to be an accident.