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A6 near huge fire site still closed because of water on the road

At one point 80 fire fighters were at the fire at Clophill Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire fighters remain at the scene of a huge fire at an industrial estate at Clophill in Bedfordshire.

The fire at the Four Winds Industrial Estate began late on Thursday night and spread quickly through nearby warehouses. One engine is still at the scene as the fire burns itself out.

An investigation has begun into how the fire started.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said the A6 would remain shut until Highways teams had cleaned all the water from fire hoses from the carriageway.

Fire could burn for two more days, but A6 should reopen soon

Crews are having to use an aerial ladder to fight the flames Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews are scaling down their work at the Four Winds Industrial Estate north of Clophill following a serious fire that started last night.

There are still smouldering fires within the buildings and three engines will stay at the scene to damp down and turn over the debris while working to extinguish these remaining hot spots.

These smouldering fires are still producing some smoke and it is likely that the damping down could be a prolonged process lasting up to 48 hours.

It is hoped however that the A6 will be cleared and opened to traffic again by early evening.


Care firm pays tribute to murdered mum

Saima Khan Credit: Bedfordshire Police

The company where murdered mum-of-four Saima Khan worked has paid tribute to her.

Allied Healthcare is deeply saddened by today’s news regarding the death of its care worker, Saima Khan, who worked in its Luton branch.

Saima had worked at Allied Healthcare for 6 years and was specifically trained to deliver care to older, vulnerable adults. The company will be working closely with her customers and colleagues to support them through this difficult time.

Saima was a lovely, highly respected member of our team and was very popular with customers and colleagues alike. We are all devastated by the news and offer our deepest condolences to her family.”

– Allister Mcharrie, Hub Branch Manager
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