Supermarket delivery van cuts of fire engine water supply after parking on hose pipe

PUBLISHED: 12:28 13 August 2020 | UPDATED: 12:28 13 August 2020

The bright green supermarket delivery van parked on a fire engine hose in Wisbech � cutting off the water supply. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

The bright green supermarket delivery van parked on a fire engine hose in Wisbech � cutting off the water supply. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

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Firefighters tackling a garden blaze in the Fens had their water supply cut off after a supermarket delivery van parked on their hose.

The bright green supermarket delivery van parked on a fire engine hose in Wisbech – cutting off the water supply. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs The bright green supermarket delivery van parked on a fire engine hose in Wisbech – cutting off the water supply. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

Crews responding to a fire in Wisbech suddenly had their water stopped when the bright green van was left with its wheel on the fire engine hose.

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Residents have called for the driver of the delivery van to be sacked following the incident which stopped crews carrying out their work last week.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “It’s not unusual for us to come across inconsiderate parking while we’re out and about, but this is a new one for us.

The bright green supermarket delivery van parked on a fire engine hose in Wisbech – cutting off the water supply. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs The bright green supermarket delivery van parked on a fire engine hose in Wisbech – cutting off the water supply. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

“Firefighters in Wisbech were tackling a garden fire last week, when suddenly their water supply cut off... any clues as to what might have caused it?”


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