Warning after embers from neighbour’s bonfire leads to shed fire in Gorefield Road, Leverington

The aftermath of the fire in Gorefield Road, Leverington

The aftermath of the fire in Gorefield Road, Leverington - Credit: Archant

A shed caught fire in Leverington yesterday when embers from a bonfire in a neighbouring garden caught the wind and spread.

The aftermath of the fire in Leverington

The aftermath of the fire in Leverington - Credit: Archant

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.

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