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Corby fire: Industrial estate blaze partially destroys factory

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Image caption Part of the roofing supplies factory has been destroyed by the fire

A fire which partially destroyed a roofing supplies factory on an industrial estate is under control.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue was called to a blaze on the Earlstrees Industrial Estate on Princewood Road in Corby at 12:35 BST.

Part of the road is still cordoned off and the service said six fire engines tackled the fire.

Despite a smoke plume seen across the town the fire only affected a small area in the middle of the site.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Shaun Hallam said: "The firefighters involved worked extremely hard to tackle this blaze, on the hottest day of the year".

"They contained the fire in a relatively short space of time," he added.

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Image caption Assistant Chief Fire Officer Shaun Hallam praised firefighters effort on the hottest day of the year
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Image caption Part of Princewood Road remains closed following the fire

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