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Trailer fire - Woodston - Peterborough

At 6.57pm crews were called to a large fire on Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough.

Crews from Whittlesey, Dogsthorpe, Stanground, Yaxley, March, Sawtry, Wisbech attended the incident, along with a crew from Spalding, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service. The incident command unit from Huntingdon, water carrier from Ramsey, HVP supported by firefighters from Papworth and Gamlingay, a water carrier from Newmarket, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, the incident support unit from St Neots and a water carrier from Fakenham, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service also attended.

Crews arrived to find a fire involving 52 trailer units at the site of the former Pedigree Petfoods site at the rear of Hotpoint. The trailers contained parts for washing machines and fridges.

Over 55 firefighters were at the scene.

Police and ambulance crews were also in attendance. The Rapid Relief Team also attended the incident to provide refreshments for emergency workers at the scene.

Temporary road closures were put in place in Shrewsbury Avenue, Morley Way and Celta Road up to the junction with the A15. 

There were no casualties.

Members of the public were urged to avoid the area and local residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed.

All crews had left the scene by 1am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.