Huntingdon Fire

7 February 2011, 09:12

Firefighters remain at the scene of a big fire at a recycling centre in Huntingdon.

Crews were called to the recycling centre in Ellington at 3am on Saturday.

Around 1,000 tonnes of composted material and material waiting to be composted was alight.

14 fire engines and 60 firefighters were initially needed to tackle the fire.

The United States Air Force was bought in to help supply water, while crews from Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire were also called in to assist.

High winds caused the fire to spread and the A14 was closed for both directions while crews tackled the fire.

The fire caused a big plume of smoke, and residents Huntingdon were advised to keep doors and windows closed.

However, the smoke was not considered a risk to public health.

No-one was hurt, and this morning, two fire engines remain at the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated and is not yet known.

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