Fishy business as pond needs the help of fire crew from Wisbech

Firecrew save fish in a pond at Friday Bridge

Firecrew save fish in a pond at Friday Bridge - Credit: Archant

A fire crew came to the rescue of fish after 50 died in extreme hot weather.

Firecrew save fish in a pond at Friday Bridge

Firecrew save fish in a pond at Friday Bridge - Credit: Archant

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.

Firecrew save fish in a pond at Friday Bridge

Firecrew save fish in a pond at Friday Bridge - Credit: Archant


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