Thousands of pork pies destroyed in Yorkshire factory fire

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Supermarkets could be facing a pork pie shortage after thousands of the meat snacks were destroyed in a fire.

A blaze broke out at the Vale of Mowbray factory, close to the A1 at Leeming Bar, in the early hours of this morning.

Staff battled the fire, which was caused by some pies becoming stuck in the oven, themselves, but were unable to save around 10,000 mini pork pies from smoke damage.

They have now been disposed of.

The factory produces around 700,000 pork pies per day and says it does not expect any major supply problems.

The site was also hit by a major blaze back in 2002. Vale of Mowbray pork pies have been produced in Leeming Bar since 1928.