Twinwoods Business Park reopens following fire but three buildings completely destroyed

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Twinwoods fire

Twinwoods Business Park near Bedford has now reopened following the huge blaze that began on Friday (1 November), completely destroying three buildings.

It is not believed that the fire was started deliberately.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) was called at around 12.35pm on Friday following reports of a fire at a polystyrene factory at the Twinwoods Business Park in Milton Earnest.

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At the height of the fire there were more than 60 firefighters in attendance – with crews from as far afield as Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Oxfordshire.

The emergency services worked through the night to tackle the fire, which spread to three buildings in total – completely destroying them.



Group Commander Andy Draper, part of the fire investigation team, said: “The fire has now been completely extinguished and we visited the site this morning to begin the fire investigation process.

“We do not believe the first has been started deliberately and will now be carrying out further investigations, working both with the insurers and the companies affected.

Twinwoods fire“The business park has now been completely re-opened along with the surrounding roads, and I’d like to thank the public for their patience during this protracted incident.

“I’d also like to thank everyone involved in managing this incident, especially those who travelled from neighbouring fire and rescue services to assist us.”