Quick reactions of Wisbech men prevent bin fire at Tinkers Drove from spreading further

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A pair of eagle-eyed Wisbech men reacted quickly and prevented fire from spreading further when they saw a bin ablaze at the weekend.

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Martin Chapman and Sean McCarthy moved the rest of the bins and called the fire brigade when they noticed the incident on Sunday afternoon.

The fire, which was also caught on camera from a bedroom window, happened near the Elton House flats in Tinkers Drove.

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The photos document the bin ablaze, then turning into ash and rubble, before fire-fighters arrive to extinguish what’s left of the bin.

Melanie Laura Mccarthy‎ shared the photos on popular Facebook group Wisbech Discussion Forum. .

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech

Bins set on fire near Elton House, Tinkers Drove, Wisbech - Credit: Archant


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She wrote: “If you’re all wondering what the fire engine is about, someone set fire to the bin at Elton House flats down Tinkers Drove.

“I’m disgusted,” she added. “I live in this block with a baby.

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“The firemen worked fast and I couldn’t fault them - well done guys,” she added.

“And well done to my partner and brother for acting fast.”

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service believe the blaze may have been caused by a disposable BBQ that had been put in the bin.

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