Fire rages at south Cumbria tissue papermill

Fire rages at south Cumbria tissue papermill

A large tissue papermill in south Cumbria has been damaged after a fire broke out in the premises in the early hours of yesterday morning (12th June).

Fire crews were called to the Kimberly-Clark tissue papermill on Park Road, Barrow, at 4.06am after the alarm was raised, reports BBC News.

Around 25 firefighters attended the incident and spent more than six hours tackling the flames before eventually leaving the site at around 10.40am.

Investigators believe that the fire started in one of the paper making machines before spreading into the panels of the roof of Papermill Three.

A ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in England and Wales, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

If the fire risk assessment is deemed to be carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or a prison sentence of up to two years

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