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Cambridge fire: Terrified residents flee after two large explosions at Impington College

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.

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“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)

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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 .”

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