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Residents evacuated after blaze spreads from shop to flats above on Mill Road, Cambridge




Residents have been evacuated from nearby homes after firefighters were called to a blaze that started in a shop and then spread to the flats above.

Fifty firefighters remain tackling the fire on Mill Road this morning and they are warning people to avoid the area.

Fire on Mill Road (13871375)
Fire on Mill Road (13871375)

All residents have been accounted for following the fire, which started yesterday evening.

Fire crews were called to the incident at 11.23pm late night (Monday).

More than 90 firefighters have been in attendance at the incident overnight. Crews from Cambridge, Cottenham, Ely, Burwell, Linton, Papworth, St Neots, March, Huntingdon, St Ives, Saffron Walden, Wickhambrook, Bury St Edmunds, and Newmarket have been in attendance.

Fire on Mill Road (13871373)
Fire on Mill Road (13871373)

Police and ambulance services are also in attendance.

Firefighters have been using hose reels and jets to get the fire under control and prevent it spreading further.



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