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

Shocking video shows Fenland firefighters being delayed getting to a blaze due to badly parked cars. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

Shocking video shows Fenland firefighters being delayed getting to a blaze due to badly parked cars. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

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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.

Shocking video shows Fenland firefighters being delayed getting to a blaze due to badly parked cars. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs Shocking video shows Fenland firefighters being delayed getting to a blaze due to badly parked cars. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”


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