Garage fire - Newmarket Road - Cambridge
20/04/2016 - 8.58AM
Two crews from Cambridge and a crew from Newmarket were called to a garage fire in Newmarket Road, Cambridge.
A garage attached to a bed and breakfast property was well alight.
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and jets to extinguish the fire by 10am.
Everyone was out of the property when the fire service arrived and nobody was injured.
The road was closed while firefighters dealt with the incident.
Station Commander Pete Jones, officer in charge, said: “Crews responded very quickly to this incident and managed to contain the fire to just the garage. There is some smoke damage to the rest of the house.
“The fire in the garage was more severe than normal owing to large quantities of materials stored in inside and we would always encourage people to aim to keep garages clear of clutter.”
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, involving a tumble drier.
Station Commander Jones added: “We would always advise residents and businesses to never leave white goods like dishwashers, washing machines and tumble driers on if there is no one in the property. Luckily, the owners were home when this incident took place and were able to quickly raise the alarm and get out safely.”