Firefighters spend over five hours battling Yaxley arson attack

Fire crews spent more than five hours tackling a blaze caused by arsonist in Yaxley yesterday.

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 2:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 9:40 am
Fire crews tackling the arson in Yaxley

Crews from Stanground, Dogsthorpe, Ramsey and Whittlesey were called to a fire in the derelict building at an old mushroom farm in Station Road at 4.04pm on Monday June 12.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two covering jets, a Multistar appliance and set up a water shuttle to extinguish the fire before returning to their stations by 9.21pm.

Crews returned this morning to inspect the site.

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Station Commander Gavin Hammond said the cause was arson and warned: “Deliberate fires put lives at risk.”

Anyone with information about the arson should call police on 101 or Crimestopper, anonymously, on 0800 555111.