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Industrial building fire - Wimblington - Fenland

At 9.53am on Monday (29) crews were called to a fire on Eastwood Industrial Estate in Wimblington. 

More than 50 firefighters, including crews from March, Chatteris, Wisbech, Ely, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Dogsthorpe, Stanground and Cottenham, along with the north roaming fire engine, attended the scene. Crews from Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and RAF Alconbury also attended the incident. 

Firefighters arrived to find well developed fire involving an industrial building. 

Crews worked hard to extinguish the fire and stop it spreading to other buildings. They were also assisted by staff at the site who used diggers to break up bales of paper.

The A141 was closed for some time, but reopened at around 6pm.

Those living in and around Wimblington were advised to close their doors and windows due to the smoke coming from the fire.

Crews remained at the site helping site staff ensure the fire was out and making regular inspections until Thursday April 1.

The cause is believed to be accidental.