Investigation set to be launched into Fenland factory fire as crews remain at scene

AN INVESTIGATION will today be launched into the cause of a fire which ripped through a Fenland factory yesterday.

Firefighters from across Cambridgeshire battled the blaze at Plasgran in Manea Road, Wimblington, for around eight hours. It broke out shortly after 3pm while workers were having a tea break.

The fire at the plastics company was brought under control at around 11pm and was scaled down shortly afterwards.

Road closures are not expected to be lifted before noon and one crew remains at the scene this morning.

Nine crews, two water carriers, the turntable ladder, a support unit, a command vehicle and a hose-layer and high volume pump were all used to battle the blaze last night.

Residents were advised to close doors and windows as thick smoke billowed from the scene of the incident.

It is thought the fire was in a unit used for baling materials.

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