40 doves rescued as arsonists strike in the Fens destroying outbuildings, a tractor, cars and a caravan

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricul

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Picture: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE - Credit: Archant

Forty doves were rescued from a blazing building near Whittlesey after arsonists struck setting fire to cars, a tractor and a caravan.

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricul

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Pictures: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called at 8.28pm on Thursday to Northey Road in Flag Fen, Peterborough.

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, Whittlesey, Thorney and a water carrier from Ramsey attended the scene.

A fire service spokesman said: “Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire spread over a large area involving outbuildings, cars, a tractor and a caravan.

“Around 40 doves were found in one of the buildings and were safely released.

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricul

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Pictures: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE - Credit: Archant

“The crews extinguished the fire and returned to their stations by 11.40pm.”

The spokesman added: “The cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”