Mystery over cause of large fire
Mystery surrounds the cause of a large fire on land in Peterborough which sent large plumes of thick black smoke into the air. A number of residents reported seeing a thick cloud of smoke coming from the north of the city at about 1.30pm on Tuesday. The smoke could be seen for miles across Peterborough.A number of fire crews from Dogsthorpe, March and Ramsey were all on the scene to tackle the flames - but the cause of the fire has not been identified. A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said crews were at the scene for nearly two hours on one of the hottest days of the year. She said: “Crews were called at 1.30pm to Norwood Lane, Paston. “They arrived to find a large fire made up of waste and tyres.” Firefighters used hose reels to extinguish it and returned to their stations by 3.10pm.