Crews at scene of major blaze that has destroyed Cambridgeshire farmhouse - road diversions in place

A House fire closes the A47 Between Thorney and Eye.,A47, Peterborough08/02/2016. Picture by Terry H

A House fire closes the A47 Between Thorney and Eye.,A47, Peterborough08/02/2016. Picture by Terry Harris. - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

Crews remain at the scene of a fire tonight that has destroyed a farm house in Cambridgeshire.

The blaze at The Causeway, Thorney, Cambridgeshire, last night

The blaze at The Causeway, Thorney, Cambridgeshire, last night - Credit: Terry Harris Photography

Police said the former route of the A47 through Thorney near Peterborough is likely to remain closed until the morning.

The fire broke out earlier and fire crews from across the region were called to tackle the blaze.

A police spokesman said: “The carriageway has been closed between Eye and the B1167 New Cut/Wisbech Road at Thorney.”

Emergency services insisted the by pass would remain open and the X1 bus service between Kings Lynn and Peterborough remains operational.


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