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Rustins paint factory warehouse destroyed by fire

Rustins factory fire

The Rustins paint factory warehouse located on Waterloo Road, near Staples Corner in London, has been entirely destroyed by a fire that started yesterday evening.

The London Fire Brigade reported that at one stage 100 firefighters were tackling the large blaze that was sending fireballs over 100m into the air.

Nearby residents stated that initially a small blaze turned into a load explosion "Then we saw a lot of flames suddenly rise up by themselves... then just this huge mountain of fire, almost pyramid shaped and spiralling as it was shooting fireballs into the air!".

The fire brigade was initially called out at 9.20pm and a spokesman said: "The fire completely destroyed the single storey building. Factory workers left before the Brigade arrived".

Fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries and firefighters remained at the scene throughout the night damping down pockets of fire.

The following statement has recently appeared on the Rustins website:-

On the evening of Monday January 8, 2018 Rustins suffered a damaging fire at our warehouse in north London with all of our stock destroyed. The London Fire Brigade attended to put out the fire and is investigating the cause.

At this point our factory appears to be in working order. We are working on our business continuity plans to liaise with our customers, suppliers and employees to get back to production as soon as possible. 

We will update you when we have more information and thank you in advance for your continued support.

Source: Insight DIY Team.

Image - courtesy of Shutterstock.

09 January 2018

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