House fire - Lode - East Cambs

A crew from Cambridge was called to a house fire in Fen Road, Lode.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke before returning to their station by 12.42pm.

Two casualties were rescued from the house, one was later taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.

Station Commander Jamie Johnson said: “The fire was started after the door of a wood burner was not shut properly and the heat set fire to a nearby wood basket, which then spread to the living room.

 “We would advise all those that use wood burners to make sure the area around it is kept clear and no combustible material be kept nearby.”