Fire guts Tydd St Giles house

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A TYDD St Giles house has been gutted in its second fire in about a year.

The Old Post Office, in Church Lane, went up in the flames sometime overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

When fire crews were called at 4.05am, the empty two-storey building was well alight, which suggested the fire had been burning for some time.

The fire had gone through the roof and firefighters had to use a turntable ladder to fight the flames with a jet.

At the time of going to press, the main fire was out but crews remained at the scene to damp down a number of “hot spots”.

A cause for the fire was unknown as fire investigators had not been able to get inside the property.

The seven-bedroom house had been empty since a previous arson attack, around a year ago, in which parts of the property suffered damage.

It had been put up for auction, but failed to meet its reserve in October’s auction.