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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Don-Bur Fire Started Accidentally

19/04/11

A fire at Don-Bur on Mossfield Road in Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent started accidentally Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.

“We have carried out a joint investigation with scenes of crime officers this morning, alongside a building inspector who monitored the stability of the building."

Station Manager Phil Smith.

The fire took hold at around 7.15pm last night and a total of 43 people called to report the fire which at its height had six fire engines, an aerial ladder platform, a water carrier and a high volume pump in attendance tackling the blaze.

Station Manager, Phil Smith said: “Approximately 20% of the single-storey building was on fire and we managed to contain the fire within that area however the rest of the building has been heavily smoke logged.

“Thankfully there were no employees in the building at the time of the fire as the night-shift had not started work at that point.

“We have carried out a joint investigation with scenes of crime officers this morning, alongside a building inspector who monitored the stability of the building.

“During the investigation, crews returned to re-inspect and we have concluded that the fire was started accidentally, most likely caused by a fault with a drying system in the spraying booth.”

The incident was closed at 1.45pm.