Trailers ablaze near Whirlpool HQ

Firefighters were called to an incident last night at manufacturer Whirlpool’s Peterborough site, where 52 trailer units contained washing machines and fridge parts had caught fire near the appliance manufacturer’s headquarters.

Some 55 firefighters put out the fire and had left the scene by 1am today. No casualties or injuries were reported, and the public were asked to avoid the area and keep doors and windows of properties near the location closed.

It is understood that a further 58 trailers were undamaged, and the company was expecting business as usual today. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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