Fire crews at scene of Wisbech barn blaze - resident talks of hearing ‘big bang’ and seeing plumes of smoke
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A barn thought to have been full of cauliflowers has been destroyed in a blaze earlier today on the South Brink, Wisbech.
No one was injured in the blaze but ambulances were sent to the scene as a precautionary measure.
A police spokesman said: “People in Wisbech are being advised to keep doors and windows closed while emergency services tackle a fire in South Brink.
“Police were called by the fire service at about 10.50am this morning (Thursday) alerting them of the fire at two barns.
“Details are sketchy at this stage; however members of the public are urged to avoid the area until further notice.”
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The blaze broke out in the barn between Wisbech and Guyhirn and took 25 firefighters to extinguish.
The A47 road remains open but local reports say traffic is moving slowly as drivers rubberneck the scene.
The road was closed for a short period because of smoke but has since reopened.
One local resident said she “heard a big bang and then saw plumes of smoke.”
Another said “it was popping and cracking as we went through the smoke on the A47. “It wasn’t until we got the other side we could see how serious it was.”