House fire - Earith - Huntingdonshire

Crews from Huntingdon, Ely, Cambridge and Cottenham were called to a house fire in High Street, Earith.

An unoccupied two-storey semi-detached house, including the roof space and an extension to the rear, was involved in a fire.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels, jets and hydrants to extinguish the fire by about 5.30pm. Crews continued to cut away parts of the roof space and dampen down until all the fire engines left the scene at about 8pm.

The road was closed in both directions while firefighters extinguished the fire.

No one was involved in the fire. 

Station Commander Stuart Smith, incident commander, said: “Crews worked very hard to quickly get the fire under control and prevent it from spreading to neighbouring properties and buildings. 

“This timber-framed property is of some local historical significance and the firefighters did all they could to preserve as much of the original building as possible and while there is some damage, it could have been considerably worse had it not been for the quick actions of those first on the scene.”

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, by electrical.