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Firefighters tackle Kirkby Thore grain dryer blaze

[A]t 9:11pm yesterday, Monday 17 July fire crews were called to a commercial building fire on Spittals Farm Road, Low Moor, Kirkby Thore.

Three fire engines, two from Penrith and one from Appleby, attended the incident.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire involved a large industrial grain dryer and firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets, two CO2 extinguishers and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

“Crews were at the scene for three hours and 15 minutes.”

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