Watch the moment firefighters are delayed getting to Fen blaze due to ‘poorly parked’ cars
PUBLISHED: 13:42 29 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:42 29 May 2020
Video footage has emerged of Fenland firefighters being delayed due to badly parked cars.
Crews were trying to get to a shed fire in Peas Hill Road, March at around 8pm on Wednesday, May 27 when they were forced to slow down.
Pictures show a works van and car parked on either side of the narrow road, blocking the fire engine from getting to the large blaze.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Please think before you park your vehicle.
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“Crews were called to a shed fire in March and were delayed by poorly parked vehicles.
“Thankfully no injuries were reported, but had this been a different incident, things could have been a lot worse.
“At 8.05pm, two crews from March, one crew from Manea and one crew from Chatteris were called to a shed fire on Peas Hill Road, March.
“The crew arrived to find a shed well alight. Firefighters used two hose reels and two jets to extinguish the fire, before returning to their stations by 9.30pm.
“The cause of the fire was accidental.”
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