Fire brigade say bad parking in Peterborough could have put lives at risk

“Luckily this time we were responding to trees on fire , however, if there was a house fire, lives could have been at risk.”

By Stephen Briggs
Monday, 13th June 2022, 5:00 am

Firefighters have said bad parking could be putting lives at risk in Peterborough after they were blocked from attending a blaze in the city.

Crews were called to Adderley, North Bretton at about 7.40pm on Thursday night after a report trees were on fire.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews had to run equipment to the fire which was over 150m away. As a result, we wouldn’t have been able to access some of the houses on the street.

Firefighters have said lives could be put at risk by bad parking

“Luckily this time we were responding to trees on fire , however, if there was a house fire, lives could have been at risk.

“Please think before you park - can a fire engine get through?”

The cause of the fire was believed to be deliberate. Anyone with information should contact the police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk.