Four fire crews called to house fire in Wisbech after chimney blaze spreads to roof

Morning after the night before: Damage showing the detached house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, followi

Morning after the night before: Damage showing the detached house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, following Friday's fire. - Credit: Archant

A house fire in Wisbech on Friday night was caused by a chimney blaze that spread to the roof.

Morning after the night before: Damage showing the detached house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, followi

Morning after the night before: Damage showing the detached house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, following Friday's fire. - Credit: Archant

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.

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire tonight (March 9) . - Credit: Archant

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.”

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire tonight (March 9) . - Credit: Archant

The spokesman added: “The cause of the fire was accidental.”

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire tonight (March 9) . - Credit: Archant

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire

Occupants of a house in Victoria Road, Wisbech, are all thought to have escaped injury after a fire tonight (March 9) . - Credit: Archant