Explosions as fire crews tackle blaze

MORE than two dozen firefighters faced explosions today as they tackled a blaze in Cambridgeshire.

MORE than two dozen firefighters faced explosions today as they tackled a blaze in Cambridgeshire.

Five crews along with a turntable ladder from Cambridge were sent to the fire behind a property in Wisbech Road, Littleport.

The blaze engulfed three temporary buildings, eight cars and a camper van along with eight cylinders containing an inflammable substance.

Shortly after crews arrived around 1pm four of the cylinders exploded. A 200-metre cordon was put in place and the nearby A1101 was closed during the afternoon while fire was put out and the cylinders cooled.


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The cause of the blaze is unknown and fire investigators will start their inquiry tomorrow.

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