Second house fire on New Road in Chatteris in less than 24 hours


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A street in Chatteris has fallen victim to its second house fire in less than 24 hours.

At 2.24am, one crew from Chatteris and one crew from Manea were called to a fire on New Road.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of a house.

Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using a hose reel and cleared the smoke using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

The crews returned to their stations by 3am.

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The cause of the fire was accidental.

Yesterday morning, arsonists set fire to another house on the road.

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Anyone with information about that fire, which started at about 5.30am, should contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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