House fire - city centre - Peterborough

Crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground were called to a house fire in Burghley Road after a tealight set fire to a television.

Firefighters arrived at the two-storey property to find flames coming out of the window.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and a covering jet to extinguish the fire and returned to their stations by 10.45pm.

Cause of the fire was accidental.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Please remember to take care with candles and extinguish them before going to bed or leaving the room or house, place on a flat surface and keep them away from curtains and other flammable furnishings.”