West Street in Wisbech evacuated after house fire

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A number of buildings in the West Street area of Wisbech were evacuated last night after a house fire.

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Firefighters arrived at 6.24pm to find a fire in a two-storey building that was quickly spreading to the neighbouring premises said Cambs Fire.

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Wearing breathing apparatus, two crews from Wisbech extinguished the fire using hose reels and returned to their station by 9.35pm.

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said: “We were called to a house fire by the fire service at 6.35pm last night to West Street, Wisbech.

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

“No one was inside but adjoining properties on Norfolk Street, West Street and Orange Grove were evacuated.

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

“The roads were reopened at about 10pm.”

Fire in West Street, Wisbech

Fire in West Street, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Cambs Fire said the cause of the fire was accidental.

Police advised people to avoid the area last night.

Police advised people to avoid the area last night. - Credit: Archant