Surrey Fire and Rescue (SFRS) rushed to attend a street in Ewell today after reports of a fire and explosion on Pams Way.

At around 3.15pm on Tuesday, May 28, SFRS issued a statement on Twitter saying they were attending the scene of a fire at Pams Way in Ewell.

Responding to a request for comment from the Surrey Comet, a spokesperson for SFRS said fire crews were continuing to tackle the blaze Tuesday afternoon.

The SFRS spokesperson said: "We received a call this afternoon around 15.00pm to a report of a fire on Pams Way, Ewell.

"Two fire engines have been sent, and they arrived on the scene around 15.10pm.

"The units are currently still at the scene tackling the fire."

Further details were offered by SFRS via their Twitter feed.

Announcing their attendance on Pams Way in Ewell on the popular micro-blogging platform, SFRS said that they had responded to reports of an explosion and bonfire in the area.

SFRS said: "Fire crews from Epsom and Woking are currently attending reports of a fire and explosion at the rear of Pams Way in Ewell - Fire Control Officers have taken multiple 999 calls to this incident."

In a later update posted at around 3.30pm Tuesday, SFRS said that "multiple cylinders" were involved and that they were collaborating with Surrey Police to manage responses to the blaze.

SFRS said: "Fire crews currently carrying out fire-fighting operations involving a bonfire that has spread to shed and trees. Cylinders involved @SurreyPolice aware."

In a later update on the incident, SFRS confirmed that a bonfire on Pams Way had spread and set several sheds in the area alight. 

On Twitter at around 4.55pm, SFRS said: "A bonfire which has spread to trees, fencing and to 4 sheds. Fire crews using hose reels and jets. Cylinders have been removed from the incident and cooled. @SurreyFIOs Fire Investigation officers are on scene."

Following the updates posted by SFRS, there were reports that Pams Way had been closed entirely Tuesday afternoon while the emergency services attended the scene.

Surrey Police were contacted for comment.