Four injured in Wisbech house fire

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Four people were taken to hospital after a house fire in Wisbech on Friday.

At 10.20am, two crews from Wisbech and one crew from March were called to a fire on Edinburgh Drive.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of a house, which was smoke logged.

They extinguished the fire using hose reels and a jet and cleared the smoke using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

The house was evacuated before the crews arrived. Two adults and two children were treated for smoke inhalation and taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.


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The crews returned to their stations by 2pm.

A fire investigation is being carried out to determine the cause.

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An East of England Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called just after 10.30am to treat four casualties for smoke inhalation.

“Two ambulances were dispatched to the scene administering oxygen to two adults and two children – all were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment although their conditions weren’t thought to be life threatening.”

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