1 Aug 2009

Fire at Fonterra's Eltham factory

10:08 pm on 1 August 2009

The Fire Service says a fire at a Fonterra cheese factory in Taranaki could have been much worse.

Firefighters were called to the Fonterra Brands factory in Eltham at 6pm on Saturday after a small fire broke out in a ceiling fan.

Five appliances quickly put out the fire and the Fire Service says it is pleased it was able to stop a larger blaze developing.

Fonterra says the factory is not currently processing and there was no serious damage.