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Building fire - Mill Road - Cambridge

On Monday (15) at 11.23pm, crews were called to a building fire on Mill Road, Cambridge.

Crews arrived to find a fire had spread from a shop to the flats above.

Over 90 firefighters have been in attendance at the incident overnight. Crews from Cambridge, Cottenham, Ely, Burwell, Linton, Papworth, St Neots, March, Huntingdon, St Ives, Saffron Walden, Wickhambrook, Bury St Edmunds, and Newmarket have been in attendance.

Police and ambulance services are also in attendance.

Firefighters have been using hose reels and jets to get the fire under control and prevent it spreading further.

All persons were accounted for, and neighbouring properties were evacuated.

Residents are advised to avoid the area.


Update - Tuesday July 16, midday

Firefighters remain on the scene of the building fire on Mill Road, Cambridge.

Mill Road is closed to both vehicles and pedestrians between Mawson Road and the railway bridge. There is also no access to Mill Road from Parkside.

These closures will be in place for into the afternoon.

Residents who are directly affected by the fire and need support and advice regarding housing, please contact Cambridge City Council on 01223 457000. 


Update - Tuesday July 16, 4.30pm

Crews remain at the scene of the fire making sure any hot spots are extinguished and ensuring the area is safe.

The complexity of the building and the damage to the structure has presented challenges for the crews. It has not been safe to enter the building to tackle the fire from within, so firefighters have been damping down from the outside.

A cordon remains in place to ensure crews can tackle the fire safely and that the area is safe for the public. We apologise for the inconvenience to residents as this will have caused significant delays throughout the day. We hope to reopen the road as soon as possible, but in the meantime please avoid the area.


Regular updates are being posted on the Service's social media channels.