Fire crews tackle huge blaze on industrial estate in March - eye witnesses talk of hearing small ‘explosions’

PUBLISHED: 16:36 31 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:41 31 October 2019

Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at then Longhill Road business park. Picture: HARRY RUTTER.

Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at then Longhill Road business park. Picture: HARRY RUTTER.

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A major fire has broken out this afternoon on the Longhill Road industrial estate, March.

Fire crew were called just after 3.30pm today to workshop blaze involving a diesel bowser and cylinder.

Crews from March, Wisbech, Chatteris, the North roaming fire engine and a water carrier from Ramsey are at the scene.

|"The cause of the fire will be investigated once the fire has been extinguished," said a spokesman for Cambridgeshire fire service.

Eye witness accounts speak of hearing explosions coming from the seat of the blaze, which is thought to be at Force One Ltd. The company operates vacuum excavator hire services.

Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at Force One Ltd in Longhill Road. A cloud of smoke can be seen from Robingoodfellow's Lane. Picture: CLARE BUTLERExplosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at Force One Ltd in Longhill Road. A cloud of smoke can be seen from Robingoodfellow's Lane. Picture: CLARE BUTLER

Huge flames can be seen for miles and the area has been cordoned off.

Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at Force One Ltd in Longhill Road. A cloud of smoke can be seen from Robingoodfellow's Lane. Picture: CLARE BUTLERExplosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at Force One Ltd in Longhill Road. A cloud of smoke can be seen from Robingoodfellow's Lane. Picture: CLARE BUTLER

Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at Force One Ltd in Longhill Road. A cloud of smoke can be seen from Robingoodfellow's Lane. Picture: CLARE BUTLERExplosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at Force One Ltd in Longhill Road. A cloud of smoke can be seen from Robingoodfellow's Lane. Picture: CLARE BUTLER

Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at then Longhill Road business park. Picture: HARRY RUTTER.Explosions are being heard in March this afternoon amid a blaze that has broken out at then Longhill Road business park. Picture: HARRY RUTTER.

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