Factory back in business two days after major fire


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A Christchurch factory was back in business yesterday just two days after a spectacular fire.
The blaze damaged the roofs of four storage buildings at the Ravensdown fertiliser factory on Main South Rd, Hornby, on Tuesday morning.
Explosions could be heard and huge plumes of thick black smoke were seen across Christchurch on Tuesday.
Around 40 firefighters fought the blaze and stopped it just metres from a sulphur store.
The fire, which damaged four out of Ravensdown's 13 stores on its site, appears to have started during maintenance work.
The exact cost of the damage was not yet known but it is expected to be a multimillion-dollar fit out.

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