A fire has destroyed a large part of a Grantham company on the Alma Park Industrial Estate this morning.
The fire broke out at Grantham Manufacturing on Ruston Road about 4am. Seven fire engines attended the scene together with an aerial ladder and command support unit.
The fire destroyed a warehouse and machinery. No one was in the building at the time.
The company, established in 1972 by brothers Martin and Colin Howitt, makes paper packaging. It employs 18 people.
Appliances from Grantham, Sleaford, Corby Glen, Brant Broughton and Binbrook attended.
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.
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. He said there were no hazardous materials in the factory.