Blaze destroys buildings at Huntingdonshire industrial estate

At least 40 firefighters worked through the night to tackle the blaze.

At least 40 firefighters worked through the night to tackle the blaze. - Credit: Archant

More than 40 firefighters worked through the early hours to tackle a blaze in Staughton Moor, near Great Staughton, today (Thursday).

One building after the fire was extinguished.

One building after the fire was extinguished. - Credit: Archant

A number of buildings were alight at Little America Industrial Estate at 12.50am.

Ten crews from St Neots, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Yaxley, Kempston and Bedford worked through the night.

One industrial unit was destroyed and efforts were made to prevent the fire from spreading.

The fire in the single storey unit measuring 25m by 35m was completely surrounded by firefighters. It was put out by 3.29am but one crew, from Gamlingay, stayed to continue to dampen down.

Firefighters worked through the early hours of this morning to tackle the blaze. Picture: Cambridge

Firefighters worked through the early hours of this morning to tackle the blaze. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service - Credit: Archant


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Station Commander Kevin Napier, officer in charge of the incident, said: “Owing to the remote and rural location, water supplies were scarce making this a difficult fire initially to extinguish until further resources were on the scene.

“We must give praise to the initial crews for their efforts to contain the fire and ultimately stopping the spread to a third business and saving this third unit.”

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An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.

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