Large fire breaks out at St Ives industrial estate

A large fire has broken out at an industrial estate in Cambridgeshire this afternoon.

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Fire at St Ives industrial estate was 'accidental'

Nine crews were sent to tackle the fire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A large fire that broke out at an industrial estate in St Ives yesterday afternoon started 'accidentally'.

More than 30 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at Caxton Road, which spread from the main building to the roof.

The fire broke out in Caxton Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Crews remained on the scene until the evening to dampen down.

It's believed the most likely cause of the fire was a lithium battery.

An investigation is due to begin to determine the cause of the fire.

The main building where the fire started has been completely destroyed by fire, however, fire crews worked extremely hard to prevent the fire from spreading anywhere else.

– Station Commander Dave Lynch, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue


Fire disrupts Cambridgeshire guided busway

Bus company Stagecoach says a huge fire on an industrial estate in St Ives means it has had to alter some services on the guided busway.

Service A for Marley Road will now terminate at Constable Road.

Whippet Coaches says Service C will also be affected and bus number 45 will need to divert.

St Ives petrol station evacuated over fire fears

Fire on Caxton Road in St Ives. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service

A petrol station in St Ives has been evacuated after fears it could be at risk from a fire at a nearby industrial building.

Around 30 firefighters are currently tackling the flames on the Caxton Road industrial estate.

A huge plume of smoke can be seen over the Cambridgeshire town.

Cambridgeshire Police say officers have evacuated the petrol station and other industrial buildings as a precaution.

Firefighters are asking local residents to keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering buildings.

We were called at 3pm to Caxton Road, St Ives to reports of a fire. It looks like the nearby BP garage along with nearby industrial buildings have been evacuated and closed as a precaution and the road (as of 3.30pm) was being closed from the BP garage to the mini roundabout at Somersham.

– Cambridgeshire Police

VIDEO: Huge plume of smoke visible after St Ives fire

Video courtesy of John Hunt

A large plume of smoke is currently visible across St Ives following a large fire at an industrial estate this afternoon.


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