UPDATE: Fengate blaze extinguished after more than 40 fire service staff called to car dealership

Dozens of firefighters have put out a blaze at a car dealership after tackling it for several hours.

More than 40 fire service staff were called to Fengate just before 1pm this afternoon (Tuesday, July 19) to a fire involving a large quantity of wooden pallets and a number of vehicles.

The exterior of a commercial building has been affected by the fire and at one point the smoke could be seen from miles away.

An update at 4.30pm from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire is now extinguished and the incident is being scaled back.

“Crews will be leaving the scene and will make regular inspections over the coming hours.

“A full fire investigation will now be carried out to determine the cause of the fire.”

Fire crews extinguishing the blaze in Fengate - photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews extinguishing the blaze in Fengate - photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Crews from Whittlesey, Thorney, Stanground, Huntingdon, Wisbech and Market Deeping were called to the fire.

The road has been closed between Boongate and Bishop’s Road with diversions in place.

There is no mention of any injuries at this time.

Police were in the area helping to co-ordinate traffic.

Fire crews extinguishing the blaze in Fengate - photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews extinguishing the blaze in Fengate - photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire is believed to have affected craft brewing specialist Brewers Select and car firm Evans Halshaw.

A spokesmen for both Brewers Select and Evans Halshaw made no comment when contacted by the Peterborough Telegraph.

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