Corkers Crisp factory fire: last crews leave the scene

Credit: @cambsfrs

The last fire crews have now left the scene of a huge fire at a crisp factory in Cambridgeshire. The blaze at the Corkers Crisp Factory on Main Street in Pymoor near Ely broke out around 3pm on Saturday 30 May.

At the height of the fire around 60 firefighters from across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk were drafted into help.

Four crews, an aerial appliance and a high volume pump were still at the scene yesterday morning, Sunday 31st May.

The manufacturer produces gourmet crisps using vegetables grown in the Fens.

Huge black plumes of smoke filled the skies across Ely last night as residents were told to stay inside and keep their windows and doors shut.

Plumes of smoke seen for miles after large fire at crisp factory near Ely

An American tanker from RAF Mildenhall air base was called to help fight the fire

There were no reports of any casualties.

Fire crews kept local residents updated throughout the night on social media...

An investigation will now get underway into how it started