Firefighters attend fire at Melton firm

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Firefighters who dealt with a blazing stack of pallets at Melton were concerned it might spread to nearby trees.

A town crew were alerted to the fire, at Countrywide Freight in St Bartholomews Way, on Friday evening.

They immediately sent for a second Melton pump.

Incident commander Scott Smith said: “The fire involved a stack of pallets and a pile of nearby rubbish.

“It was a in a heavily wooded area and we were concerned the fire might spread so we put out a call for a second pump to attend.”

The fire, which was believed to have been started deliberately, was at 9.44pm.