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Fire reported at Grafton Centre in Cambridge

Witnesses are reporting several fire engines outside the Grafton Centre in Cambridge.

Six fire engines are thought to have attended the blaze at around 2.30pm today (March 19) along with at least two police cars.

Rev’d Anthony Mitchell, who filmed the scene, said: “I was walking up from Drummond Street when I heard the sirens. I was on my way to get to the Grafton Centre to collect some new glasses from Vision Express. Unfortunately I won’t be able to do that. I can smell heavy smoke, particularly from the front entrance.

"The road has been closed off where the courthouse is and all people have been evacuated and are standing outside. All exits have been closed and there is a large police presence in the parking area."

Another witness, Local Democracy Reporter Ben Hatton said in a tweet there was "quite the commotion" outside the Grafton Centre. He spoke to a member of the public who believed a car had set on fire

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment.

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