Huge fire destroys business premises in Peterborough city centre

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at an industrial unit in Peterborough city centre which was gutted by fire in the early hours of this morning.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 9:47 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:49 pm
The scene of the fire. Photo: Eliezer Costa

At 1.07am on Wednesday, June 27, emergency services were called to a fire on Cobden Street in Peterborough.

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, the Peterborough Volunteers Fire Brigade, Yaxley, Whittlesey, and Thorney, along with a water carrier from Ramsey and the incident command unit from Huntingdon, attended the scene.

Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire in a factory unit, measuring around 50 by 10 metres. Using jets and hose reels they extinguished the fire and returned to their stations by 8am.

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The scene of the fire. Photo: Eliezer Costa

Nobody was injured in the fire.

Eyewitness Eliezer Costa, who took this video of the fire, said the building was used as a commercial laundry, Anglia Laundry Services.

An investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the fire.