Fire at imperial war museum

PUBLISHED: 15:01 04 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:26 31 May 2010

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford on Wednesday morning (April 2), after an air compressor caught fire. The compressor was housed in an outbuilding at the museum when it ignited, at about 5.45am. Crews from Sawston and Cambridg

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford on Wednesday morning (April 2), after an air compressor caught fire.

The compressor was housed in an outbuilding at the museum when it ignited, at about 5.45am. Crews from Sawston and Cambridge arrived quickly and successfully put out the fire, completing the job by 7am.

The compressor was completely destroyed and a small tractor parked adjacent to it also suffered some minor damage. The cause of the fire is believed to have been electrical.

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