Wisbech - Firefighting Continues Through Monday

25 June 2018, 14:22 | Updated: 25 June 2018, 14:29

Wisbech Industrial Unit Fire

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue say they remain at the scene of Sunday's large fire at an industrial unit in Wisbech.

Just before 11 yesterday morning (Sunday 24th) crews were called to the fire on the Brigstock Road.

Around 50 firefighters, including crews from Wisbech, Whittlesey, March, Chatteris, Dogsthorpe, Kings Lynn, Terrington St Clement, Wymondham and Holbeach attended the scene.

Crews arrived to find a well-developed fire at an industrial building.

The fire involved large quantities off wood and was spreading rapidly. Wearing breathing apparatus they quickly sectorised the building to stop the fire spread and used hose reels and jets to bring the fire under control.

Water carriers from Ramsey and Holbeach were needed to maintain the supply of water to fight the fire. Aerial appliances from Stanground and Kings Lynn tackled the fire from above.

Crews remained at the scene throughout last night to dampen down hot spots and keep the area safe.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.

Today (Monday 25th), Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue say crews will remain on site for most of the day and night as there is still "firefighting action taking place", which is causing a smoke cloud.

Residents in the area are advised to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution.