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OFP Timber Framed Homes Ltd Fire

 

OFP Timber Framed Homes Ltd management were awoken in the early hours of Tuesday 14th December, 2011 to the disturbing news of a fire at their premises on the Sandwich Industrial Estate, Sandwich, Kent. By the time the directors and factory management team arrived on scene at around 0340, the office areas had been wholly engulfed by flames and the roof had failed totally, leaving behind the charred remains of an office with absolutely no recoverable items left unclaimed by the fire.
 
Seven Fire and Rescue engines and around 25 Fire Service Personnel tackled the blaze until the building was finally made safe at around 0700.
 
Fortunately, an adjacent factory area was undamaged due entirely to the closing of  an hour rated fire door in the corridor leading to the factory area. Given the obvious heat generated, and the apparent damage, the performance of the fire door and insulated internal timber frame was exceptional in limiting the spread of the flames.  
 
OFP employees have rallied round admirably and a replacement server with back-up information was installed on Friday 16th December. Previously unused offices in the main factory have been refurbished through an excellent team effort and all at OFP are aiming to keep to an absolute minimum disruption to our clients over the New year period.
 
No cause for  the fire has yet been established, but fire fighters on the scene commented that there were no signs of forced entry, so malicious foul play can be ruled out.
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