Firefighters have been dealing with a fire at McVitie's in Carlisle.

Crews from Carlisle's East and West fire stations were mobilised to the factory in Church Street at about 1.15pm.

Adrian Dargue, watch manager at Carlisle East, said the fire was contained in an 80-metre long industrial oven, on the production line that makes Bourbon Creams.

Firefighters quickly isolated the gas and electric supplies and four carbon dioxide extinguishers were used, along with a hose reel jet, to put out the blaze.

Mr Dargue said temperatures in the oven would have been in excess of 500 C.

Crews were at the scene for three-and-a-half hours.