Firefighters say they’ll be tackling a fire at Twinwoods Business Park for “a number of hours yet” after a massive blaze broke out at a polystyrene factory this afternoon (1 November).
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the factory fire which has spread to three other buildings.
At its height more than 60 firefighters were on the scene, this has now been scaled back to around 30 firefighters.
Area Commander Andy Peckham said: “We’re continuing to tackle a large fire and we expect to be on scene for a number of hours yet.
“Road closures remain in place so I would advise motorists to avoid the area and as there is still a great deal of smoke coming from the fire, we are continuing to advise residents to keep their windows closed.
“Our firefighters have worked incredibly hard to contain the fire so I would like to say a big thank you to them, as well as our neighbouring fire services who sent resource to assist us.
“A full fire investigation will be launched once the fire has been fully extinguished.”
Police have closed a number of roads in the area, including the A6 at Milton Ernest.
No one was injured.