Building fire - Eaton Socon - Huntingdonshire

Two crews from St Neots were called to a fire on Ackerman Street in Eaton Socon.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the bar area of the Millers Arms pub. Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hose reels and cleared the smoke using positive pressure ventilation fans.

One male casualty was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and left in the care of ambulance crews.

The cause of the fire was accidental. 

Watch Commander Rob Robinson said: “The crews arrived to find the building heavily smoke logged and did a great job ensuring the fire didn’t spread any further.

“Our investigations found the fire started from a multi-way electrical adaptor that was running numerous appliances. This can be extremely dangerous as plugging too many electrical appliances into one socket can lead to overheating.”