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Firefighters tackle fire involving car port in Cambourne




Firefighters have tackled a fire in Cambourne, which was spreading from a car port to fencing and neighbouring properties.

The scene of a fire in Spitfire Road, Upper Cambourne, on July 30, 2020. Picture: Paul Brackley
The scene of a fire in Spitfire Road, Upper Cambourne, on July 30, 2020. Picture: Paul Brackley

Crews were called to Spitfire Road in Upper Cambourne just after 3pm today (Thursday), when tall flames and thick black smoke could be seen.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire involving a house car port, that was quickly spreading to nearby fencing and other properties.

“Wearing breathing apparatus, they extinguished hose reels and jets. The crews returned to their stations by 5.45pm.

“An investigation is being carried out to determine the cause of the fire.”

The scene of a fire in Spitfire Road, Upper Cambourne, on July 30, 2020. Picture: Paul Brackley
The scene of a fire in Spitfire Road, Upper Cambourne, on July 30, 2020. Picture: Paul Brackley

Firefighters from Cambridge, Gamlingay, St Neots and Huntingdon attended to tackle the fire, and an incident command unit was on scene.

Neighbours said they head explosions.

Police were not required to attend.

South Cambridgeshire district councillor Ruth Betson, who lives nearby thanked firefighters for their work in a tweet.

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