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.
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.”