Yorkshire Tea factory evacuated following fire

Fire crews were called to a blaze which broke out at the Taylors of Harrogate tea and coffee factory.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had sent six fire engines to the scene in Plumpton Park, in Harrogate, after being alerted at 7.38am today – 24 January.

The service said the fire was believed to have started in the roof ducting at the premises. Crews left the scene at around 9.30am and no one was injured in the incident.

A spokesperson for Taylors, which makes Yorkshire Tea, told the BBC the fire had been “quickly put out” and that everyone had been safely evacuated from the building.

He added that those who were working in the factory at the time had been sent home.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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