Output has resumed at two Kellogg's plants in the UK where fires halted production yesterday.
There was two fires at the Wrexham (UK) plant which the Fire brigade attended. The company said that it is unusual to have two events like this back to back but they are quite unconnected in that they affected very different parts of the factory.
The first one was on Saturday, which was caused by a blockage in a dust collection system connected to the Bran Flakes plant that had resulted in a fire in a cyclone on the roof. The brigade were called to assist and extinguished the fire.
They did ask to have the factory evacuated as a precaution, although the fire was entirely contained to the cyclone and there was no collateral damage. They gave the all clear at 13:30 and factory operations resumed as normal after that time. A detailed investigation of the cause of the fire is underway.
The fire on Monday was at the Elevenses baked bar plant and occurred at around 9am. This was in the Elevenses’ oven within the processing area of the plant. It only affected the Elevenses plant itself and did not require any evacuation of personnel.
The fire was dealt with by the Fire brigade. The extent of damage to the oven is now being evaluated and a thorough investigation of the cause will be carried out. No production in any other part of the plant was affected.
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