Fire in St Ives Cambridgeshire: Dramatic photos show scene of huge lorry explosion on Cambridgeshire road

Firefighters have been battling a huge fire caused by a series of explosions outside a petrol station in St Ives. Plumes of thick black filled the sky moments after a lorry exploded outside the Esso garage on the London Road A1096 last night (Tuesday, December 1). Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 8.30pm and the road has been shut in both directions.

The fire service has confirmed that there have been no casualties that have required treatment following the incident. Dramatic photos, captured by local residents, show the scale of the huge fire. More than 20 firefighters fought the blaze, with local residents calling their efforts “heroic” on social media.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: “At 8.20pm on Tuesday, crews were called to a fire on London Road in St Ives. Live updates as large fire sends clouds of smoke into the sky in St Ives “More than 20 firefighters, including crews from Huntingdon, Papworth, Gamlingay, Cambridge and Ramsey, including the water carrier, attended the incident.

“The crews arrived to find a well-developed fire involving a lorry. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels. “There were no casualties requiring treatment for any injury.

“The crews remain at the scene damping down the area and making sure it is safe.”

For further updates on the situation you can follow our live coverage of this incident here.