Firefighters called out to Halesworth hemp factory

Firefighters have been called out this afternoon to a report of an incident at the Hemcore hemp factory in Halesworth.

The fire in Norwich Road was reported at 4.24pm.

Fire engines from Halesworth, Bungay, Saxmundham, Southwold and Harleston were called out to the incident.

A command support vehicle and water bowser from Leiston were also called out.

At 5.36pm the fire service said a stop message had been issued and two crews are to remain at incident to fnish off removing excess hemp from hoppers and ducting.

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All ducting had been checked using thermal image camera.

The Hemcore website says it is the world's largest processor of industrial hemp and supplier of innovate hemp products, including animal bedding.

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It was founded in 1993 and is also known as Hemp Technology.

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