Fire crews respond after bonfire sets Peterborough house alight

Fire crews in Peterborough responded after a bonfire spread and set alight a house.

By Ben Jones
Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 4:58 am

A large bonfire was set up in the back garden of a property on Scotney Street in New England on Friday (October 29).

The occupants were forced to call the fire brigade at 10:40pm, however, when the fire had begun to spread to the roof of the house.

Several fire crews attended the scene and were able to put out the blaze.

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A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 10.40am on Friday (29) crews from Dogsthorpe, the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade and Stanground were called to a fire on Scotney Street in New England, Peterborough.

“Firefighters arrived to find a large bonfire at the back of a house that was spreading to the roof of the property. They extinguished the fire using a hose reel and returned to their stations by 11.50am.

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”