Fire breaks out at Forward Composites in Huntingdon
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A fire broke out in a Huntingdon warehouse this morning (Friday).
More than 40 firefighters tackled a blaze at Forward Composites in Clifton Road for three hours.
A crew from Huntingdon attended an automatic fire alarm activation at the single-storey industrial unit at 2.44am. They arrived to discover a fire measuring 25m x 50m and called for back up.
Firefighters from St Ives, St Neots, Sawtry, Ramsey and Chatteris joined the effort.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews reported that the fire was affecting a single-storey engineering building. At one time there were nine firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackling the fire using jets.”
The fire, which affected a piece of machinery, was brought under control at 5.41am.
Despite the drama, it was “business as usual”, said Forward Composites managing director Paul Jackson.
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Fire investigators believe the cause of fire to be accidental.