A huge fire breaks out near a weapons systems factory in Derbyshire

Huge fire breaks out near ‘Weapons Systems Factory’ as locals are warned to ‘keep windows and doors shut’.

  • Blaze in Derbyshire began Friday night and required nine fire crews
  • Two arms manufacturers reported injuries from Weiß phosphorus
  • The “Fireworks Factory” specializes in the production of pyrotechnics for the military

Firefighters battle a ‘big fire’ that has broken out near an arms factory in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze at 21:12 last night, which grew to nine crews from three boroughs as the blaze continued throughout the evening.

The fire started at PW Defense in Wilne Mill, Draycott, which describes itself as a UK-based manufacturer of military pyrotechnics.

Local residents living near the “fireworks factory” have been asked to keep windows and doors closed as the fire burns.

Joint police-fire department investigation launched after two arms factory workers suffered "white phosphorus" Injuries as emergency services rush to arms factory fire.

A joint police and fire department investigation has been launched after two workers at a weapons factory suffered injuries from “white phosphorus” when emergency services rushed to a fire at a weapons factory.

The incident, which took place yesterday 21/01/2022 at 21:12, was attended by dozens of ambulance workers from EMA, Derbyshire Fire Brigade and Derbyshire Police, PW Defense

The incident, which took place yesterday 21/01/2022 at 21:12, was attended by dozens of ambulance workers from EMA, Derbyshire Fire Brigade and Derbyshire Police, PW Defense

PW Defense is owned by WescomDefence, a supplier to the UK MoD and NATO allies.

A fire service spokesman said today: “A fire crew remains on site to search for hot spots at the scene of the fire in Wilne Road, Draycott.

“A joint fire investigation with Derbyshire Police will begin this morning.”

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Nine crew from DFR attended the incident and it was confirmed that two injured were transported to QMC Hospital in Nottingham. A joint investigation is now to take place

Nine crew from DFR attended the incident and it was confirmed that two injured were transported to QMC Hospital in Nottingham. A joint investigation is now to take place

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