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VIDEO: Massive fire destroys Peterborough cash and carry warehouse

The blaze at Dungarwalla in Padholme Road, Peterborough, broke out shortly before 9pm.

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A cash and carry warehouse was destroyed by fire that broke out last night. The extent of the damage became visible today as CambsNews used a drone to view the damage from overhead.

Fire crew, police and ambulances attend fire at Dungarwalla Padholme Road as it continues to burn in the morning. Peterborough
Friday 29 December 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

 

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

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And CambsNews also has footage from residents of the fire.

The blaze at Dungarwalla in Padholme Road, Peterborough, broke out shortly before 9pm.

More than 30 firefighters, including crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade, Sawtry, March and Huntingdon, along with Market Deeping and Crowland in Lincolnshire, attended the incident.

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Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire involving an industrial building, which had spread to the roof.

Wearing breathing apparatus, they extinguished the fire using hose reels and jets, along with the turntable ladder to tackle the fire from above.

Fire crew, police and ambulances attend fire at Dungarwalla Padholme Road as it continues to burn in the morning. Peterborough
Friday 29 December 2023.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

Crews remained at the scene throughout the night to make sure the area was safe, and the fire was fully extinguished.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

Some residents living in the immediate area were temporarily evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

Aftermath of the blaze that destroyed Dungarwalla cash and carry in Padholme Road, Peterborough. Fire crews still in attendance today to dampen down. Friday 29 December 2023. PHOTO: Terry Harris.

An investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the fire

 

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