Large fire breaks out at St Ives industrial estate

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

View all 6 updates ›

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

More top news