Cottenham pub still open after garden fire

Chequers pub, Cottenham, fire. 

Chequers pub, Cottenham, fire. - Credit: Daniel Phillips

A fire in the garden interrupted a busy weekend for The Chequers pub in Cottenham.

The blaze started on Saturday (April 16) and residents could see the grey plumes of smoke across the village. 


 

Cambridgeshire Fire said: "It was a wooden shelter area where the fire started.

"The fire then spread to cause external damage to a garage and two houses - damage to fascia on both and a roof. 

"We got the call at 2.23pm and three fire engines attended, approximately 15 firefighters.

"They used two hose reels to put out the fire and left at 3.30pm.

"The cause was accidental electrical. 

"No-one was injured."

Large plumes of smoke could be seen coming from the garden of the pub. 

Large plumes of smoke could be seen coming from the garden of the pub. - Credit: Google Maps

The Chequers pub said: "As you may have heard or seen, there has been a small fire at The Chequers pub in Cottenham this afternoon.

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"The cause of fire is still under investigation but it is suspected to be cause by faulty electric.

Chequers pub, Cottenham, fire. 

Chequers pub, Cottenham, fire. - Credit: Daniel Phillips


"Luckily no one was harmed in the process.

"We would just like to let all our customer know that the situation is under control and we decided to remain open as usual.

"So to all of you who would like to come in for a cold drink in the garden, treat yourself to a homemade pizza or even to put in a kind word in this sad situation, our doors are open to you."