Major fire at Phoenix Vessel Technology factory in Gloucester
FIREFIGHTERS tackled a major blaze at an industrial site in Gloucester yesterday.
Phoenix Vessel Technology, in The Old Bakery, Lower Tuffley Lane, went up in flames.
Fire crews requested extra help because of the scale of the blaze, smoke from which could be seen across the area.
One onlooker said: "We were having a meeting in Quedgeley when we could see thick black smoke billowing from a building nearby."
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A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "Nobody was trapped in the building and everyone has been safely evacuated."
Alison Kear said: "My husband Darren owns DK Automotive, based in the next unit to where the fire was. As soon as it went into flames he had to remove as many cars as he could. There were lots of fire engines and all the crews did a great job."
Fire crews we called out at 2.45pm yesterday and remained at the scene as the Citizen went to press.