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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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

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