Peterborough firefighters kept busy by large bonfire and garage blazes

Peterborough firefighters were kept busy by three fires yesterday.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 4:40 pm
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Crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground were firstly called out at 4.47pm to Old Oundle Road, Wittering, where they found a garage on fire.

The fire had been started accidentally.

Then at 10.14pm crews from the same stations were called to Edgerley Drain Road, Fengate, where they found a fire in the open.

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The fire was started deliberately, and anyone with any information should call police on 101, submit a report by visiting www.cambs.police.uk or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Finally, a crew from Thorney was called out at 11.58pm to Wisbech Road, Thorney, to a large, unattended bonfire.

The cause of the fire was accidental, but a spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued the following top tips for people with a bonfire:

. Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, fences and hedges

. Never use flammable liquids to start a bonfire, and never burn dangerous items such as aerosol cans, paint tins, foam furniture, or batteries

. Don’t leave bonfires unattended. An adult should supervise it until it has burnt out. If it has to be left, damp it down with plenty of water

. Always keep a bucket of water or a hosepipe nearby in case of fire

. Check the weather - avoid lighting bonfires in high winds.