Firefighters escape unharmed after explosion at Wisbech garage

The aftermath of the Wisbech garage explosion. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue.

The aftermath of the Wisbech garage explosion. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters escaped injury when a cylinder exploded while they fought a garage fire in Wisbech.

The aftermath of the Wisbech garage explosion. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue.

The aftermath of the Wisbech garage explosion. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue. - Credit: Archant

At 4.24pm yesterday, two crews from Wisbech and a crew from March were called to a fire, which had spread from a shed, fencing and tyres, at a garage in Mount Pleasant Road.

One cylinder, located inside the shed, exploded. No body was hurt. Two other cylinders were involved in the incident and these were removed by firefighters and cooled down.

Police closed the road while the incident was dealt with. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Station Commander Jamie Johnson said: “The crews were met with a quickly spreading fire, which involved a number of cylinders.

The aftermath of the Wisbech garage explosion. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue.

The aftermath of the Wisbech garage explosion. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue. - Credit: Archant


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“It was a very arduous and dynamic situation for firefighters who did extremely well to contain and extinguish the fire.”

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