FIREFIGHTERS from three counties tackled a blaze at a coffee processing plant in Banbury yesterday "working hard" to contain the fire in the current hot weather.

Crews from Banbury, Kidlington, Buckingham and Fenny Compton, in Warwickshire, were called to the factory fire at the Jacobs Douwe Egbert Kraplant in Ruscote Avenue.

They attended at 1.57pm to reports of a fire in a remote, elevated gantry, outside of the factory.

As the fire was near a high voltage power cable, special equipment was initially used to fight the fire from a distance, before firefighters moved closer using hoses to tackle the flames one power at the plant was isolated.

Crews in breathing apparatus stopped the fire spreading into dry, waste material, whilst others checked for fire spread in the immediate area.

Station Manager Mick Clarke, said: "Crews from three counties and staff on site worked hard in challenging conditions to contain this incident.

"Ambient temperatures of around 28C meant it was necessary to maintain a large presence of personnel, to ensure that we had enough resilience to bring the incident to a successful conclusion."