Fire crews praised for quick response as they contain barn fire in March

PUBLISHED: 14:28 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 03 August 2018

Grandford Drove in March where fire crews were called on Thursday to tackle to a barn fire. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue

Grandford Drove in March where fire crews were called on Thursday to tackle to a barn fire. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue

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Fire crews who tackled a barn blaze in March were praised by their bosses for their speedy response.

Grandford Drove in March where fire crews were called on Thursday to tackle to a barn fire. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue Grandford Drove in March where fire crews were called on Thursday to tackle to a barn fire. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue

“Great work by our March, Chatteris and Whittlesey crews,” the Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service tweeted today.

Fire crews were called just after 9am yesterday to the fire at Grandford Drove, March.

Backing them up were crews from Chatteris and also from Whittlesey.

A spokesman said: “Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire involving barn, which was being used for wood storage.

Grandford Drove in March where fire crews were called on Thursday to tackle to a barn fire. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescueGrandford Drove in March where fire crews were called on Thursday to tackle to a barn fire. PHOTO: Cambs fire and rescue

“They extinguished the fire using hose reels and jets and returned to their stations by 11.35am.

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”

A fire service spokesman said: “We’ve been responding to a larger number of outdoor fires during this hot, dry spell, so our team have pulled together a little advice for you.”

The advice sheet is available on their website and on their Facebook page.

One tip offered is to make sure that if you have any glass or reflective items on your windowsills, or positioned in direct sunlight, “please consider relocating them to prevent a fire starting”.

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