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Building fire - Duxford - South Cambs

At 8.26pm on Friday (31) crews were called to a fire on St John's Street in Duxford.

Around 50 firefighters, including crews from Cambridge, Gamlingay, Huntingdon and Ramsey, along with crews from Saffron Walden in Essex, Newmarket in Suffolk, plus Royston and Baldock in Hertfordshire attended the incident.

Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire in a single storey building used as a primary school. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels and jets and checked the area for hot spots using thermal imaging cameras.

Crews were present throughout the night to ensure the fire was out and the scene was safe. The last crew left the scene by around 5.30am.

An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the fire.


Update - Monday August 3

Officers continue to work with police colleagues to investigate the cause of the fire. 

Part of the building was destroyed and other significant damage was caused as a result.

Nobody was injured and no arrests have been made, but an investigation surrounding the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity, or has any information, is urged to contact the police via their web-chat or by calling 101 quoting investigation number 35/51082/20.