Chip shop badly damaged after extractor unit catches fire

Poppies fire, Soham (PHOTO: Michael Bennett)

Poppies fire, Soham (PHOTO: Michael Bennett) - Credit: Archant

A fire in a fish and chip takeaway is believed to have started in an extractor unit.

Poppies fire, Soham (PHOTO: Michael Bennett)

Poppies fire, Soham (PHOTO: Michael Bennett) - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Soham and Newmarket were called to the Poppies Fish Bar, in Churchgate Street, Soham, on Saturday, at about 8pm.

Crews arrived to find a fire had broken out in the extractor unit.

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

A turntable aerial ladder from Cambridge also attended to assist with fighting the fire from the roof. Thermal imaging cameras were used to locate hotspots.


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Crews returned to their stations by 11.20pm.

An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was accidental, by equipment.

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