Building fire - Chatteris - Fenland

At 1.08am on Thursday (17) crews from Chatteris, Manea, March and Huntingdon were called to a fire on Bridge Street in Chatteris.

Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire in an empty single storey building. The fire was spreading quickly to other nearby buildings. Wearing breathing apparatus crews entered the building to tackle the fire from the inside using hose reels, while crews used a covering jet to extinguish it from the outside.

The crews returned to their stations by 5.45am.

A fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

 

Update - Friday November 18

The fire investigation has concluded and the cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.