Boat fire in Wisbech

FIREFIGHTERS were called to deal with a blaze in a boat on the river at Wisbech this lunchtime (Friday).

Four crews, two from Wisbech, and two from Dogsthorpe including the rescue vehicle, attended the incident, which happened at around 2pm on a boat moored close to the Freedom Bridge.

Wisbech firefighters attended the fire from nearby North Cambs Hospital where they were dealing with a call as the result of an automatic alarm sounding - which turned out to be a false alarm.

There were propane cylinders on board the boat but firefighters managed to move them before they became involved in the blaze, which was extinguished by the crews using one hose reel and one jet.