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.

“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.”