Firefighters remain at the scene of barn fire in Needingworth

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: CFRS

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant

Firefighters remain at the scene of a large fire in Needingworth this morning (Tuesday).

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: HOWARD FARRAR

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: HOWARD FARRAR - Credit: Archant

The blaze started at about 9pm on Monday night, with police and fire and rescue crews called to attend a barn in Lowndes Drove.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters arrived to find a barn containing 500 tonnes of straw well alight.

“Crews from Cottenham, Ely, Burwell, Papworth, March, Gamlingay, St Neots, Ramsey, Huntingdon, St Ives and Chatteris have been in attendance overnight. The water carrier and welfare unit have also been in attendance.

“Working in sections, firefighters used two hose reels and a jet to get the fire under control and protect nearby buildings.

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: CFRS

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant

“The crews have now scaled down, and one fire engine is in attendance.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the spokesman confirmed.

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: HOWARD FARRAR

The scene of the fire in Needingworth. Picture: HOWARD FARRAR - Credit: Archant

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