Drone video of dramatic Peterborough blaze released by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Video footage of a dramatic blaze in Peterborough has been released by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

By Stephen Briggs
Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:48 pm
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 4:52 pm

The fire started in Fourth Drove, Fengate on Friday evening, and involved a large amount of scrap metal.

Four crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, Yaxley and the Peterborough Volunteers together with a water carrier from Ramsey were called just after 8pm to deal with the fire - and spent more than two hours bringing the inferno under control.

Now video footage taken from the fire service's drone has been released.

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Crews tackle the blaze. Pic and video: Cambs Fire and Rescue Service

The drone gave fire crews a birds eye view of the incident, helping them understand the spread of the fire.

Local residents and businesses were asked to keep doors and windows closed if affected by the smoke.

Crews used three jets and two hose reels to extinguish the fire with the help of on site machinery to move parts of the pile.

The fire was out by 10.50pm and the last crew left the scene around 11.10pm after ensuring there were no hotspots remaining.

The cause was accidental.