Air ambulance lands after explosion at Peterborough firework factory

At least one person has been injured following an explosion at a firework factory in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 11:24 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 12:39 pm

Emergency services including the air ambulance are all in attendance at the scene following the incident at the La Maitre factory in Fourth Drove, Fengate.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called just before 11am to the La Maitre factory by the ambulance service following reports there had been an explosion.

“At least one person has been injured.”

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Emergency services arrive at the scene

The spokesman could not confirm the extent of the injuries suffered, but said there were no suspicious circumstances.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said; “We’re currently at the scene of a fire in Fourth Drive, Peterborough. We were called at 10.43am.

“Two ambulance officers, two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances, two units from our Hazardous Area Response Team and MAGPAS Air Ambulance are currently at the scene.”

People are advised to avoid the area while emergency services work at the scene.

Emergency services arrive at the scene