Long night for firefighters as eight cars torched in Farcet blaze

It was a long night for firefighters last night after eight cars were deliberately set alight.

Friday, 20th September 2019, 2:12 pm

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground and Yaxley, and a water carrier from Ramsey, were called out at 11.26pm last night (Thursday) to the blaze in Straight Drove, Farcet.

They arrived to find a fire involving eight vehicles and workshops which they extinguished using four hose reels.

They had only returned to their stations by 1.40am.

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Firefighters tackling the blaze in Farcet. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Firefighters tackling the blaze in Farcet. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Anyone with information about the fire should contact police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service