Fire service investigate New Year’s Day industrial blaze

Crews were called to the fire in St Neots this morning.

Crews were called to the fire in St Neots this morning. - Credit: Archant

The fire service has said that they are still investigating the cause of a large fire in St Neots, which affected businesses in the area.

Crews were called to the fire in St Neots this morning.

Crews were called to the fire in St Neots this morning. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service were called at around 2:40am on New Year's Day to a fire on an industrial estate in Eaton Socon.

More than 20 firefighters from around St Neots, Gamlingay, Kimbolton and Sandy in Bedfordshire, attended the incident in Forge Close.

Around 20-40 tonnes of plastic pellets on pallets were alight and the fire had spread to vehicles on the neighbouring TG Autos site. Crews worked hard to bring the fire under control and prevent it from spreading further.

One motor home, two vans and eight cars were involved in the fire and there was heat damage to adjacent buildings.

Crews were called to the fire in St Neots this morning.

Crews were called to the fire in St Neots this morning. - Credit: Archant


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Crews were at the scene until 5.40am.

The fire service has said that the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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