Busy time for firefighters in Fenland

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Firefighters were kept busy in Fenland over the last 24 hours.

The first incident was at 3.25am yesterday (Wednesday) when one crew from March and one crew from Chatteris were called to a lorry fire in Melbourne Avenue, March. A 7.5 tonne lorry was on fire at the rear of March Hire Centre.

Firefighters used hose reels and a hydrant to extinguish the fire. Cylinders were involved in the fire and crews used a ground monitor to cool them. Crews returned to their stations by 5.15am.

The cause of the fire is unknown at present.

At 4.30pm yesterday, a child got his knee trapped in a split branch in a tree in St Peter’s Road, Wisbech. He was released and firefighter returned to their station by 4.45pm.

Forty-five minutes later, at 5.15pm, a crew from Wisbech was called to a fire in the open in Walton Road, Wisbech.

A large number of fridges were on fire in a track located off the main road. Firefighters used hose reels to extinguish the fire and returned to their station by 5.40pm.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate. Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111, or by logging onto www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Then at 3.55am this morning (Thursday), a crew from March was called to Badgeney Road after a woman put her foot through a floorboard and got tangled in electrical cabling.

Firefighters released her and returned to their station by 4.20am.