UPDATE FRIDAY: Former sugar factory offices in Spalding badly damaged by fire

A fire has badly damaged offices of the former Briitish Sugar factory in West Marsh Road, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
A fire has badly damaged offices of the former Briitish Sugar factory in West Marsh Road, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A disused office building in Spalding damaged by fire was once the offices of a sugar production factory, it has been confirmed today.

Fire investigators are looking into how a blaze started at the offices of the old British Sugar factory in West Marsh Road.

Window frames and both floors of the building were damaged by the blaze which broke out at about 7.40pm last night (Thursday).

Fire crews from Spalding, Holbeach, Donington and Bourne attended the blaze which caused traffic delays in the area between Wardentree Lane and Commercial Road, Spalding.

The factory was built in 1926 and closed in 1989, with the towers which were part of Spalding’s skyline for more than six decades finally demolished in February 1996.

FRIDAY 10AM: Probe into blaze at empty building in Spalding

Fire investigators are trying to establish the cause of a blaze at a disused building in Spalding.

It broke out at a site in West Marsh Road some time after 7pm and firefighters from four stations were called out to tackle the blaze.

They wore breathing apparatus while using water jets to put out the blaze which caused damage to the first and second floor of the building.