UPDATE: Fenland road to be shut for hours as fire crews deal with shredded paper blaze

The A141 between March and Chatteris is likely to be shut for a number of hours while firefighters tackle a large blaze at an industrial estate in Wimblington.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:48 pm

The fire started at around 10am at the Eastwood Industrial Estate.

More than 50 firefighters, including crews from March, Chatteris, Wisbech, Ely, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Dogsthorpe, Stanground and Cottenham, along with the north roaming fire engine, attended the scene. Crews from Norfolk and Lincolshire also attended the incident.

Firefighters arrived to find well developed fire involving an industrial building.

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Fire cres are still at the scene

Crews are at the scene working to extinguish the fire and stop it spreading to other buildings.

Group Commander Dave Lynch said: “We currently have the fire surrounded, and we are doing our very best to prevent any further spread to any adjacent buildings.

“Clearly there are large plumes of smoke coming off the building, so we just ask any residents near-by to keep their doors and windows closed and stay away from the area if possible.
“Unfortunately the fire had has lead to us having to close the A141 road and that will be closed for at least the next couple of hours.”