Power supplies should be back tonight in parts of Wisbech affected by today’s factory fire

PUBLISHED: 16:54 24 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 24 June 2018

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

© Terry Harris

UK Power Network said they hope to get all homes in Wisbech affected by today’s fire back on by 10pm.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

“We’re sorry for any disruption this may be causing you,” said a spokesman. They hoped to get all power restored between 7pm and 10pm “and we may be able to get some customers on sooner”.

Fifty fire fighters were at one time called to tackle the blaze at Shires wood yard in Brigstock Road.

Jamie Johnson, Wisbech fire service station commander, said earlier that his firefighters were tackling “a well established factory fire”.

He said 12 appliances were in attendance with support pumps from Norfolk fire and rescue called in to assist.

Scenes posted by Cambridgeshire fire and rescue of their bid to put out a fire in Wisbech today. It is at an industrial site in Brigstock RoadScenes posted by Cambridgeshire fire and rescue of their bid to put out a fire in Wisbech today. It is at an industrial site in Brigstock Road

“We are advising people to avoid area and keep their doors and windows shut,” he said.

“We are hoping to make significant progress in next few hours “

Crews remain at a the site and a fire service spokesman said the building contains a lot of wood so crews are containing the fire ensuring it doesn’t spread to other parts of the building.

Station commander Jamie Johnson at the scene of today's factory fire in WisbechStation commander Jamie Johnson at the scene of today's factory fire in Wisbech

Dramatic photos of the fire in Wisbech today at an industrial complex. PHOTO: Sophie SayersDramatic photos of the fire in Wisbech today at an industrial complex. PHOTO: Sophie Sayers

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech,
Brigstock Road, Wisbech
Sunday 24 June 2018. 
Picture by Terry Harris.50 firefighters battling fire in Wisbech, Brigstock Road, Wisbech Sunday 24 June 2018. Picture by Terry Harris.

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