A11 Re-Opens As Fire Burns Itself Out

8 April 2015, 19:28 | Updated: 9 April 2015, 06:28

The A11 has been re-opened in both directions this morning, following a huge fire at Six Mile Bottom.

At 12.31pm yesterday (Weds 8th April) fire crews from Cambridge and Newmarket were called to a fire involving a "muck heap", off London Road, Six Mile Bottom.

Approximately 800 tonnes of straw and animal waste was well alight and thick smoke was drifting across the carriageway of the A11. A water carrier from Newmarket and additional fire crew from Haverhill also attended. 

A tactical decision was taken by fire crews to control the burn and allow it to burn out.

Station Commander Paul Clarke said:

"Smoke is drifting across the carriageway of the A11 causing safety issues for drivers on the road. Police have closed the A11 at Six Mile Bottom between A1304 and A14.

It is anticipated the road closure will remain closed for the rest of the day and motorists are encouraged to seek alternative routes and check before they travel."