Residents clear to reopen windows and doors after crews extinguish blaze in St Ives

Mike Trippitt: St Ives fire

Mike Trippitt: St Ives fire - Credit: Archant

Residents in St Ives have been told they can reopen their doors and windows after fire crews spent the afternoon extinguishing a fire on an industrial estate.

Mike Trippitt: St Ives fire

Mike Trippitt: St Ives fire - Credit: Archant

More than 30 firefighters from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue tackled a blaze at a recycling centre in Caxton Road, with the fire now out.

Crews used jets, including an aerial one, to try and contain the fire, with the Chief Fire Officer, Chris Strickland, attending to check on the team’s welfare.

Thirteen fire engines helped to put out the blaze, including support from the service’s Incident Command Unit.

Police were also called to the scene around 3pm, before road closures were put in place and the nearby BP garage temporarily shut as a precaution.

A passer-by, Chris Cannon, said the smoke “was a huge great thing.”

Traffic delays are now expected around the area, but closures have been lifted on the B1040 and A1123, and in Marley Road and Burrell Road.