Firefighters called after hundreds of tonnes of wood chippings go up in flames
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Hundreds of tonnes of waste wood caught fire in Upwood today (Wednesday).
A crew and a water carrier from Ramsey fire station were called at about 8.15am to a fire in the open in Longholme Road.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Approximately 500 tones of wood chippings and waste wood material was smouldering and alight.
“Firefighters used hose reels to contain the fire and stop it from spreading and a digging machine was used to spread the material out to extinguish it quicker. The fire is being allowed to burn out in a controlled environment.”
Crews returned to their station by 12.15pm and regular inspections will be made to the site.
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According to investigators, the cause of the fire was accidental, and is believed to resulted from a bonfire that spread.
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