Arsonists set fire to derelict building in Gaul Road, March

PUBLISHED: 11:07 04 July 2017

Arsonists set fire to derelict building in Gaul Road, March. PHOTO: Facebook/March Cambridgeshire Free Discussion/Linda Edwards.

Arsonists set fire to derelict building in Gaul Road, March. PHOTO: Facebook/March Cambridgeshire Free Discussion/Linda Edwards.

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Arsonists set fire to a derelict building in Gaul Road, March last night.

Two crews from March and one from Chatteris were called to the blaze at around 8.42pm.

A Cambs Fire spokesman said: “Smoke was issuing from the windows of a detached derelict building, measuring 20m by 20m.

“Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and a jet to extinguish the fire.

“They returned to their stations by 10.30pm.

“The cause of the fire was deliberate.”

In a separate fire also in March last night, one crew was called to a car blaze in Station Road.

The crew, from Whittlesey, used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and returned to their station by 11.45pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental, by electrical.

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