Fire crews tackle deliberate fire on former College of West Anglia site, Wisbech

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called to an alleged arson attack on a derelict building in Wisbech yesterday afternoon (8).

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Crews from March and Wisbech were called to a blaze in a building at the old College of West Anglia site on Meadowgate Lane at around 4.35pm.

Firefighters were forced to remove part of the building’s ceiling after the fire spread to its roof.

The fire was extinguished and the crews returned to their stations by 6.52pm.

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The cause of the fire was deliberate.


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“Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). T

Firefighters tackled a fire in a derelict building on Meadowgate Lane, Wisbech, on Monday (May 8). The cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

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