Fire warning after neighbours bonfire spreads to seriously damage home

The scene of the fire in Leverington
The scene of the fire in Leverington
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A home was badly damaged after embers from a neighbours bonfire spread to a garden and house extension.

Crews from Wisbech, March and Long Sutton were called to a shed fire in Gorefield Road, Leverington at 1.31pm yesterday, Sunday August 7.

The scene of the fire in Leverington

The scene of the fire in Leverington

When crews arrived, they found fencing and a shed measuring 5m by 10m alight, which was affecting a single storey lean-to extension.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and jets to extinguish the fire.

Station Commander Stuart Smith said: “Although unfortunately the lean-to and garden were destroyed, crews worked hard to stop the fire from spreading to the extension on the property.

“We believe this fire was caused by embers from a bonfire in a neighbouring garden, being carried by the wind and spreading.

“We would urge residents to take their garden waste to a local waste and recycling centre rather than build bonfires in their gardens. They can spread quickly and easily and can cause great damage.”