Van found ‘well alight’ by firefighters near Wisbech

Firefighters were called to a van that was found alight in Leverington Common. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHI

Firefighters were called to a van that was found alight in Leverington Common. Picture: CAMBRIDGESHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: Archant

A van that accidentally caught fire was found “well alight” in a Fenland village this week.

Firefighters from Wisbech were called to the blaze in Leverington Common on Monday, June 29, where they found the van.

After arriving at the fire on Monday afternoon, where clouds of smoke could be seen coming from the van, the crew managed to deal with the incident in under two hours.

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At 4.20pm on Monday, a crew from Wisbech was called to a fire on Leverington Common.

“Firefighters arrived to find a van well alight.”

The spokesperson added: “Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels and returned to their station by 5.45pm.

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”

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It’s believed nobody was hurt in the blaze.