By Andrew Smith.Plastics & Rubber Weekly
London -- Fire officers reported that they were forced to seal off roads around a Wakefield plastics factory following a fire, due to fear of chemical leakage.
West Yorkshire fire officers described the blaze at the Polyurethane Progress plant as "potentially very serious" with damage to the building described as "considerable."
A fire brigade spokesman explained that the precautions were taken due to damage to a drum of isocyanate.
The cause of the fire is now being investigated but initial reports suggest that it was due to an electrical fault.
A spokesman for the company said that production at the site had only suffered a temporary interruption.
The family owned company, in business for 25 years, specialises in seals manufactured in polyurethane, thermoplastic rubber, acetate and nylon.