Silo fire - Snailwell - East Cambs

At 9.57am on Friday (4) crews from Burwell and Huntingdon, along with crews from Newmarket, Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds from Suffolk, were called to a fire on Fordham Road in Snailwell.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a wood chip silo on Lynx Business Park, which measured around 15 metres high. Using hose reels and a jet they extinguished the fire and used thermal imagine cameras to check for hot spots. A large ladder from an aerial appliance was used to tackle the fire from high above the silo.

The crews returned to their stations by 1.45am.

The cause of the fire was accidental.