House fire - Market ward - Cambridge

Two crews from Cambridge were called to a house fire in Manor Place, Market ward, Cambridge.

A fire had broken out in the kitchen of a ground floor flat and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke.

The male resident got out of the property before the fire service arrived and was treated for smoke inhalation.

The crews returned to their station by 9.40pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental. It is believed the fire started in a toaster in the kitchen.

Firefighter Ross Turner said: “The fire was difficult for crews to tackle owing to large quantities of materials blocking access routes in the flat. The kitchen was fully involved in the fire and there has also been smoke damage caused to the rest of the flat. Unfortunately, the flat is now uninhabitable.”