Fire crews fighting huge wind turbine fire in Cambridgeshire Fens

Fire crews are at the scene of a wind turbine fire in the Cambridgeshire Fens this morning.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at a wind farm on Benwick Road, Doddington, at 7.50am on Wednesday May 30.

The scene of the fire. Photo: Cambs Fire and Rescue

The scene of the fire. Photo: Cambs Fire and Rescue

One crew from Chatteris and one crew and a multi-star, equipped with a 31m ladder, from Stanground arrived to find an 89m wind turbine well alight, with debris falling to the ground.

The crews remained on standby while the fire was left to burn out. No firefighting action was required.

All crews returned to their stations by 10.45am.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time despite local speculation of a lightning strike.

The scene of the wind turbine blaze. Photo Jane Andrea

The scene of the wind turbine blaze. Photo Jane Andrea

The scene of the wind turbine blaze. Photo Jane Andrea

The scene of the wind turbine blaze. Photo Jane Andrea

The scene of the wind turbine blaze. Photo Jane Andrea

The scene of the wind turbine blaze. Photo Jane Andrea