Warning after embers from neighbour’s bonfire leads to shed fire in Gorefield Road, Leverington
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A shed caught fire in Leverington yesterday when embers from a bonfire in a neighbouring garden caught the wind and spread.
When crews from Wisbech, March and Long Sutton arrived at Gorefield Road, they found fencing and a shed measuring five meters by 10 meters alight.
The blaze was affecting a single storey lean-to extension.
Station Commander Stuart Smith said: “Although unfortunately the lean-to and garden were destroyed, crews worked hard to stop the fire from spreading to the extension on the property.
“We believe this fire was caused by embers from a bonfire in a neighbouring garden, being carried by the wind and spreading.
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“We would urge residents to take their garden waste to a local waste and recycling centre rather than build bonfires in their gardens.
“They can spread quickly and can easily cause great damage.”
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and jets to extinguish the fire.
Crews returned to their stations by 4.05pm.