Fire crews called to concrete plant blaze near Newmarket

Firefighters called to home following suspected gas leak

Seven fire crews called to a plant hire building near Newmarket - Credit: Archant

Seven fire crews have been called to a blaze at a concrete plant near Newmarket.

Firefighters from Mildenhall and Newmarket, along with crews from Cambridgeshire, have been called to Breedon ready mix concrete plant in Fordham Road, Snailwell just after 3.05pm this afternoon. 

An ambulance has also been called to the scene to treat a 63-year-old man who has suffered smoke inhalation. 

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire is believed to have started in an aggregate hopper.

The spokesman added that firefighters are wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel to battle the fire. 

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter