A FACTORY had to be evacuated after a blaze broke out in a machine. Workers at John Cotton on Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, had to stop production on the site after the fire started in a jute-making machine at about 6pm yester- day. Fire crews from Dewsbury, Mirfield, Ossett and Batley, spent about two-and-a-half hours fighting the blaze, which badly smoke-logged the building. A spokesman from Dewsbury Fire Station said the factory's sprinkler system had already activated when they arrived. John Cotton is Europe's leading manufacturer of pillows and duvets.
Factory hit by blaze in machine
A FACTORY had to be evacuated after a blaze broke out in a machine.