Wimblington Fire

16 February 2011, 16:07

An investigation has started into the cause of a fire in a plastics recycling factory near March.

Around 60 firefighters were called to the industrial unit on Manea Road in Wimblington at 3:15pm on Wednesday.

Crews stayed at the scene overnight to prevent the fire spreading to nearby properties, and the fire was eventually put out at 11pm on Wednesday.

One fire crew remains at the site now.

As a result of strong winds on Wednesday afternoon, smoke was blown towards nearby homes in Wimblington.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the smoke was not thought to pose a risk to public health, however people living nearby were advised to keep doors and windows closed to prevent it entering their homes.

Anyone who experiences any health problems from the smoke should contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

Nearby roads are still affected, with disruption and closures on the B1093 Manea Road expected through the day.

Norfolk Green buses via Manea are also likely to be disrupted.

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