Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said they were called on Sunday at 10.24pm to reports of a fire at Impington Village College, in New Road, Impington. South Cambs Police tweeted: “We are currently at the scene of a fire at together with .”Road closures are in place at the junctions of Histon Road and Impington Road.
“There are not believed to be any injuries, nor anyone inside at the start of the fire. Please stay inside whilst we deal.”
Witness Joy Bemrose tweeted: “Fire at IVC. Services are there. Loud explosions heard. Such a shock”
Luke Wilderspin added: “I live opposite IVC I watched two of the explosions.
“I can still see active fire. So please don‘t come out.”
Cambridge fire: A huge blaze erupted near Impington Village College (Image: TWITTER)
A spokesperson for Impington Village College said the fire was believed to be in the roof of the building.
They tweeted: “We wanted to reassure you all that the fire seems to be in the roofing compound – no-one is hurt, the college building is fine and untouched.
“Huge thanks to the swift efforts of our fire service Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service.”
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue added the fire started in a nearby skip.
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Cambridge fire: The blaze was believed to be in the roof of the building (Image: TWITTER)
They said: “On Sunday at 10.24pm, we were called to reports of a fire at Impington Village College on New Road, Impington.
“Crews from Cambridge, Cottenham, Sawston, Papworth, Huntingdon and St Ives are in attendance.
“They arrived to find a large skip and further rubbish well alight, which had spread to the building.
“Firefighters are working hard to bring the fire under control and prevent further spread.”
Cambridge fire: Fire crews arrived to find a large skip on fire (Image: TWITTER)
Neighbours toll to social media to describe the smoke billowing from the building as an orange glow lit up the sky for miles.
One Twitter user said: “Impington Village College is currently on fire…
“Been a series of explosions and thick black smoke rising over Histon Village.
“Hoping Fire Service keep safe.”
Cambridge fire: There were no injuries (Image: GOOGLE STREET VIEW)
Another user said: “The damage at IVC is sure to be extensive.
“I was there to see the fireball when the gas ignited and it was huge.”
Someone else tweeted: “Huge explosion in Impington (Cambridge) potentially Impington Village College.
“Flames 50 metres plus meters .”