Vehicles gutted in March waste firm base blaze

Fire at Glazewing in March
Fire at Glazewing in March

An investigation has been launched after several lorries were destroyed in a major blaze at a waste and recycling firm’s base in March on Friday night.

Fire service chiefs say they believe the fire at the Glazewing site in Hostmoor Avenue, which broke out at around 10pm on Friday, was started deliberately.

Fire at Glazewing in March photos of the scene this morning

Fire at Glazewing in March photos of the scene this morning

Five vehicles, though to be worth around £100,000 each, were destroyed in the blaze, which also caused extensive damage to the site’s recycling centre.

Fire crews from March, Chatteris and Whittlesey spent nearly three hours at the scene tackling the flames. A cordon was set up around the site and police took to social media to urge motorists to avoid the area.

Detective Constable Tom Adams, of Cambridgeshire Police, said a short time ago: “I would like to appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously, to come forward.

“It’s quite likely that those responsible for the blaze would’ve returned home smelling of fuel and smoke so I would urge any friends or relatives of these people to get in touch.”

Anyone with information about the fire should contact police on 101 or submit an online witness report via www.cambs.police.uk.

Information can also be passed on via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.