Firefighters tackle Biggleswade warehouse blaze

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late yesterday evening. Picture: @Bedsfire - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have been tackling a massive blaze which broke out in a Biggleswade warehouse late yesterday evening.

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late yesterday evening. Picture: @Bedsfire - Credit: Archant

Fire crews from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire were called to Bedfordshire Growers in Potton Road at about 7pm.

Two aerial platforms, two hose jets, two ground monitors and breathing apparatus were used in fighting the fire - which was still burning in pockets as of 9am this morning.

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A Beds Fire and Rescue Service spokesman told the Comet: “Pockets of fire still burning on the site and firefighters are tackling these to ensure that all fires are extinguished.

“This isn’t unusal and collapsed walls and roofing are making this a slow process but there is no longer any risk to those around the site.

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late yesterday evening. Picture: @Bedsfire - Credit: Archant

“We will stay onsite during the day to assist in clearing debris, salvage and to ensure the safety of anyone working on the site.”

The fire service urged residents nearby to close their windows, and Potton Road was closed throughout the operation overnight.

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at Bedfordshire Growers in Biggleswade, which broke out late yesterday evening. Picture: @Bedsfire - Credit: Archant

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Police and paramedics were also at the scene.

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