House fire - March - Fenland

09 October 2011, 8.35pm

At 8.35pm on Sunday (9) two crews from March and a crew from Chatteris were called to a house fire on Queens Street in March.

This was a fire in an upstairs bedroom of a terraced house.

A neighbour saw the fire and rang 999.

The bedroom was smoke damaged and smoke had started to spread downstairs.

Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and rescued a dog from the property. The dog was unharmed.

Crews returned to their stations by 10.20pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental, believed to have been caused by a dehumidifier which had been left on.

Mick Jackman, Station Commander for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Electrical appliances such as dehumidifiers should not be left switched on or plugged in when the house is unattended.

"Fortunately this fire was spotted before it could spread beyond the bedroom and I'd like to praise the neighbour who dialled 999 immediately on seeing the fire."