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Van engulfed in flames after 'explosion' just outside Newmarket at Six Mile Bottom

A van was engulfed in flames this morning after witnesses reported it 'exploded'.

Fire crews were called to the blaze at Wilbraham Road, Six Mile Bottom at about 11am today. One man is believed to have been hurt.

Witness Oliver Reed took a video of the fire after being forced to stop his car and turn around because of the blaze.

He said: "I went to see if everyone was all right. It looks like a works van and one of the workmen here told me that there was no one inside but that the van had just exploded. It was incredible. It had obviously just happened as the fire brigade weren't there yet. It looked really awful."

He added: "Cars are turning back and I guess the road is going to be closed."

A van caught fire at Six Mile Bottom (24087854)
A van caught fire at Six Mile Bottom (24087854)

A spokesperson for the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said a crew from Newmarket attended the scene.

They added that crews had provided first aid to a male casualty on the scene and used one hose reel to put the fire out.

An ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called at 11.17am with reports of a person with burns in Little Wilbraham Road, Cambridge. We sent an ambulance and ambulance officer. One ambulance remains at the scene."