Fishy business as pond needs the help of fire crew from Wisbech
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A fire crew came to the rescue of fish after 50 died in extreme hot weather.
A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “It’s not just land animals that can get into trouble because of the heat.
“The high temperatures last week caused a pond in The Leam, Friday Bridge to warm up, decreasing the amount of oxygen available to resident fish.”
Around 50 fish are thought to have died, so a crew from Wisbech used hoses to re-circulate and agitate the water, allowing the water to become re-oxygenated.
The Environmental Agency are due to return to the pond to introduce a chemical that will raise oxygen levels.