A47 car fire was an accident

Fire & Emergency News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter
Fire & Emergency News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

The car fire on the A47 at Wisbech yesterday afternoon was started accidentally by electrical equipment.

A crew from Wisbech was called to the Broadend Road junction of the A47 at 4.15pm after an ambulance rapid response vehicle spotted the fire.

The road was closed in both directions, causing tailbacks for people heading home, and the fire was extinguished using a hose reel.

The ambulance service reported there were no injuries.