Ian Thompson, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
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Eight injured in Surrey factory fire

Eight people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a Surrey factory.

Fire chiefs were urging people to stay away from the Hobbs industrial estate in Newchapel, near Lingfield, after the blaze started at 11:30 BST.

Ambulance crews said up to 30 paramedics attended the scene and eight patients were taken to hospital.

Ian Thompson from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said progress was "difficult due to the presence of liquified petrolium gas tanks and cylinders and the various chemicals that were used on site".

  • 03 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK