Faulty heater blamed for blaze at St Albans plastics firm

A FAULTY electrical heater is thought to have been responsible for a fire which broke out this morning (Wednesday) at a St Albans company. Two fire crews from St Albans were called to Stephen Webster Plastics in Brick Knoll Park in Ashley Road at around 7

A FAULTY electrical heater is thought to have been responsible for a fire which broke out this morning (Wednesday) at a St Albans company.

Two fire crews from St Albans were called to Stephen Webster Plastics in Brick Knoll Park in Ashley Road at around 7am.

A blaze had broken out in the reception area but the manager had acted quickly to put out the flames with a foam extinguisher and a fire blanket.

However as smoke had spread into the remainder of the ground floor and the first floor, firefighters went in wearing breathing apparatus to clear the air using fans.


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The reception area was left with fire and heat damage while the first floor and the ground floor suffered some smoke damage. Fire crews left the scene within 45 minutes.

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