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Suspected arson attack at Brandon firm

PUBLISHED: 09:32 20 February 2010 | UPDATED: 21:56 07 July 2010

The blaze at Chase Plastics, Brandon, at its height on Saturday morning

The blaze at Chase Plastics, Brandon, at its height on Saturday morning

Around 100 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a Brandon plastics firm this morning.

Crews from across west Suffolk and south west Norfolk were called to Chase Plastics, in Mile End, off London Road, at about 2am on Saturday.

The aftermath of the fire at Chase Plastics, Brandon

An investigation is underway into a suspected arson attack after more than 50 firefighters tackled a major blaze at a Brandon plastics recycling firm on Saturday.

Fire crews from across west Suffolk and south west Norfolk were called to Chase Plastics, on the Brandon Industrial Park, off London Road, at about 2am.

The blaze involved tonnes of recycled plastic in an open yard, which destroyed an outbuilding and caused some damage to neighbouring properties.

The fire was contained by 5am, but firefighters were at the scene for the majority of Saturday to dampen down hot spots.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the incident.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said it appeared that suspects may have started a fire near to the perimeter fence at the rear of the premises, which then spread to the compound.

The incident is being treated as arson and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to call Forest Heath CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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