Four injured in Wisbech house fire

09:36 27 May 2014

Archant

Four people were taken to hospital after a house fire in Wisbech on Friday.

At 10.20am, two crews from Wisbech and one crew from March were called to a fire on Edinburgh Drive.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of a house, which was smoke logged.

They extinguished the fire using hose reels and a jet and cleared the smoke using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

The house was evacuated before the crews arrived. Two adults and two children were treated for smoke inhalation and taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The crews returned to their stations by 2pm.

A fire investigation is being carried out to determine the cause.

An East of England Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called just after 10.30am to treat four casualties for smoke inhalation.

“Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene administering oxygen to two adults and two children – all were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment although their conditions weren’t thought to be life threatening.”

1 comment

  • Nice library photo of a fire engine. Wrong caption though.

    Report this comment

    GaryWisbech

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More news stories

Yesterday, 23:38
Crews tackle a house fire in Chatteris. Picture: CAMBS POLICE.

Two house fires in less than 12 hours – one at Watlington near Kings Lynn and another at Chatteris- have left one woman dead.

09:25
Jake Kane

A heartbroken mother is urging parents to kiss their children and tell them they love them as she marks her son’s first birthday since he died in a motorbike crash.

08:00
Back from left: Michael Waites, MP Steve Barclay and Catherine Carlise (headteacher). Front: Althea Waites.

A flag designed by 11 year-old Alderman Jacobs School pupil Althea Waites has been flying proudly outside the House of Commons.

Yesterday, 22:42
Trees like this one will be removed from Wisbech market place

One of the biggest changes since it was acquired by the town council three years ago is under way with the removal – and replacement- of trees on Wisbech market place.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition