Boss of Stretham company hit by fire hails “exceptional efforts” of staff
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A LOGISTICS company that saw its premises in Stretham gutted by an enormous fire has said business has returned to normal.
Masters Logistical said it had taken “exceptional efforts” in order for it to continue running its service “virtually uninterrupted” following a fire which left a warehouse in ruins.
The blaze took hold shortly after 2pm on June 27 when rubbish burning in an incinerator, which was located outside and to the rear of the Ely Road premises, spread to a nearby lorry trailer and then to the warehouse
The blaze caused the closure of a long stretch of the A10 and almost a dozen fire crews in involved over a 24-hour period in getting the fire under control.
Speaking this week, Paul Upton, managing director of Masters Logistical, said: “Although the fire damaged one warehouse beyond repair, another was able to reopen immediately. The third warehouse is expected to open within the next few days.
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“The incident was handled calmly and decisively, and robust contingency measures were swiftly established.
“The rapid response included setting up an emergency operation centre the same night, on the premises of fellow Palletline member Potter Logistics, for which we remain hugely grateful.
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“Remarkably, the business achieved 100 per cent delivery success the day following the incident. And just days after the incident, Masters Logistical is booking in collections and taking orders with business as usual and no loss of service – a true testament to the resourcefulness and dedication of the business’s staff team.”
Mr Upton paid tribute to the response of firefighters and other emergency services and also thanked villagers in Stretham who “opened their homes and provided refreshments to very appreciative Masters’ staff” on the afternoon of the fire.