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Firefighters were called to CEMEX cement plant in Rugby, England

Christian Fernsby |
Firefighters were called to the CEMEX cement plant in Rugby, England early Tuesday morning after a blaze ignited in a piece of conveying equipment in a tower at the facility, the local fire department announced in release.

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“There were multiple seats of fire in one of the 70 metre towers on the site, with the cause of the fire believed to be a machine fault relating to a feeding belt carrying materials,” Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement posted to Facebook. More than 50 firefighters were on scene during the incident.

Flames ignited at about 2 a.m. at the Lawford Road site. The fire was successfully doused with no injuries reported during the response, CEMEX said in a statement to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

“We are grateful for the attendance of the fire service who brought the incident under control rapidly and limited the damage to equipment,” the company said in the newspaper’s report. “The fire is now extinguished. Everyone at the site was kept safe with no injuries, and operations will continue on site with no impact on supply [and] to customers.”

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