Four fire crews called to house fire in Wisbech after chimney blaze spreads to roof
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A house fire in Wisbech on Friday night was caused by a chimney blaze that spread to the roof.
An investigation by fire officers revealed the cause and they also determined the cause to be accidental.
Victoria Road, Wisbech, was closed for a time after the fire in a detached house.
“All the people who were inside got out safe,” said one local resident.
The road remained blocked whilst fire crews dealt with the incident.
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One crew from Wisbech, one crew from March, one crew and the multi-star from Stanground, and a crew from West Walton, were called to the fire.
A spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a chimney fire, which had spread to the roof.
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“Firefighters used two hose reels and a jet to extinguish the fire, before returning to their station by 1.40pm.
“All persons were accounted for.”
The spokesman added: “The cause of the fire was accidental.”