Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at ‘historically significant’ house in Earith

30 firefighters from crews around East Cambridgeshire tackled a blaze in Earith on Friday afternoon

30 firefighters from crews around East Cambridgeshire tackled a blaze in Earith on Friday afternoon - Credit: Archant

30 firefighters, including crews from Huntingdon, Ely, Cambridge and Cottenham tackled a blaze at a historic house in Earith.

Crews were called to an unoccupied two-storey semi-detached house on High Street that was on fire at around 3pm on Friday February 19.

Firefighteres used hose reels, jets and hydrants to extinguish the fire at about 5.30pm, but crews continued to cut away part of the house’s roof space and dampen down until 8pm.

Station Commander Stuart Smith, incident commander, said: “Crews worked very hard to quickly get the fire under control and prevent it from spreading to neighbouring properties and buildings.

“This timber-framed property is of some local historical significance and the firefighters did all they could to preserve as much of the original building as possible and while there is some damage, it could have been considerably worse had it not been for the quick actions of those first on the scene.”


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The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, by electrical.

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