Arsonists set fire to disused building in Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech

Arsonists set fire to a disused building in Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech on Wednesday (27) afternoon.

Arsonists set fire to a disused building in Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech on Wednesday (27) afternoon. - Credit: Archant

Arsonists set fire to a disused building in Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech on Wednesday (27) afternoon.

After being called at 4.22pm fighfighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a covering jet to extinguish the blaze and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke.

The crew returned to their station by 5.23pm.

“The cause of the fire was deliberate,” said a Cambs Fire spokesman.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.