Fire at industrial estate was started by arsonists - investigation reveals

PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 23 October 2017

The scene of the fire in Yaxley. Picture: CFRS

The scene of the fire in Yaxley. Picture: CFRS

Archant

Firefighters battled for more than eight hours to extinguish a pallet fire that was started by arsonists on an industrial estate yesterday (Sunday).

Crews from Huntingdon and Ramsey joined colleagues from Stanground, March and Whittlesey at Broadway, in Yaxley, at about 4.30pm.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire involving a large amount of wooden pallets. They extinguished the fire using hose reels and jets, before returning to their stations by midnight.”

A water carrier and an incident command unit were also called to attend the blaze.

An investigation revealed the cause of the fire to be deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

More news stories

12:45

Householders in Huntingdonshire will be paying more than £1,750 in council tax for the average Band D property next year.

12:05

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is warning residents in Hail Weston to be vigilant after reports of suspicious activity in the area.

10:52

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the murder of Huntingdon man Sam Mechelewski to come forward.

Work on a state-of-the-art project to create a water-powered generator at the River Mill pub, in Eaton Socon, has begun.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter