Major fire breaks out at Glazewing in March - five vehicles thought to have been destroyed. Fire crews on the scene.

PUBLISHED: 23:59 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 23:59 13 April 2018

Early photos of the fire that broke out tonight at Glazewing, Hostmoor Avenue, March. PHOTO: Stuart Mockler

Early photos of the fire that broke out tonight at Glazewing, Hostmoor Avenue, March. PHOTO: Stuart Mockler

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A major fire has broken out tonight at the March depot of Glazewing, one of East Anglia’s biggest commercial waste and recycling companies.

Police in March have issued an appeal for dashcam footage taken before the £500,000 arson attack that destroyed five lorries at Glazewing in March PHOTO: Stuart MocklerPolice in March have issued an appeal for dashcam footage taken before the £500,000 arson attack that destroyed five lorries at Glazewing in March PHOTO: Stuart Mockler

At least five vehicles are thought to have been destroyed in the blaze at their Hostmoor Avenue premises.

Four fire crews are on the scene and police have thrown up an unofficial cordon to prevent onlookers getting too close to the fire.

Eye witnesses have spoken of hearing at least one explosion – thought possibly to be a fuel tank from one of the lorries parked on the site.

A fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry RutterA fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

A Cambs police spokesman tweeted that the road had been closed and there was no through road to Hundred Road.

“Please avoid the area,” Fen Cops tweeted.

An eye witness said: “I was sat at Tesco, saw the fire engine coming past, thought id come and have a look.

A fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry RutterA fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

“I arrived at the scene, fire fighters got out of their trucks, and I heard two large explosions which I assume are fuel tanks.

“It looks like they’re dealing with it quite well.”

A fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry RutterA fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

A fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry RutterA fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

A fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry RutterA fire has broken out on Hostmoor Avenue in March after an alleged explosion. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

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