Cambridgeshire Fire tackle ‘deliberate’ blaze for nearly two hours in Newton near Wisbech

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews spent nearly two hours tackling a deliberate blaze in Newton ne

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews spent nearly two hours tackling a deliberate blaze in Newton near Wisbech. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant

It took Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue crews nearly two hours to tackle a ‘deliberate’ blaze in Newton, near Wisbech, on Sunday (July 8).

The alleged arson attack was on a large amount of rubbish and firefighters were concerned that the blaze would spread to nearby crops.

A spokesman for Cambs Fire said: “Two crews from Wisbech were called to attend a rubbish fire on Roman Bank, Newton.

“Crews arrived to find a large amount of assorted rubbish on fire, which was spreading to nearby crops.

“Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, before returning to their stations by 8.30pm.


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“The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police by visiting: www.cambs.police.uk

“Or submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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