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Factory Fire, Cramlington, Northumberland
Factory Fire, Cramlington, Northumberland
On 12 May 2003 about 40 firefighters tackled a fire at the Precision Hydraulic Cylinders Factory, Bassington Industrial Estate, Cramlington, Northumberland.

Police said the fire started in the paint shop and high winds quickly spread the fire through the building.

Firefighters at the scene warned of toxic smoke from the fire and local residents were told to keep doors and windows closed.

Our dramatic pictures show crews from Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service working to bring the fire under control.