Work to repair collapsed engine bay at Manea Fire Station begins
- Credit: Archant
Work to remove a fire engine buried under rubble at Manea Fire Station has begun.
The fire engine was trapped under bricks after the engine bay collapsed during a training evening on Thursday (April 6).
Area commander, Maurice Moore, said: “Our priority remains getting the building and fire engine repaired as quickly as we can so normal service can resume in Manea.
“A structural engineer has carried out a detailed assessment of the building and a specialist contractor started this morning to secure the building so we could recover the fire engine and send it away for repair.
“The next step will be to clear the damaged area of the fire station so it can then be rebuilt.
You may also want to watch:
“I’d again like to reassure residents in Manea that the town is still covered by neighbouring fire crews and we will get a fire engine there in the quickest possible time.”
An investigation is still underway to identify the cause of the damage.
- 1 Paedophile exposed himself to mum near school
- 2 Hospital worker 'swerving' on road was over alcohol limit on way to work
- 3 Care home is out of special measures – but still requires improvement
- 4 Tribute to Capt Tom and to all grieving from Covid-19 losses
- 5 Assault on tax officials lands man in court
- 6 Driver pulled from three-car wreck as one vehicle flips onto its side
- 7 300 jobs lost: Alan Bartlett & Sons to close Chatteris factory
- 8 Mum lifts lockdown blues with joyous cycle ride
- 9 Hares boss confident of promotion push amid frustration over season
- 10 Cut in funding to highways maintenance across Cambridgeshire in 2021