House fire – St Neots - Huntingdonshire

At 11.46am on Wednesday (22) one crew from St Neots and one crew from Huntingdon were called to a fire on Arnhem Close in Eaton Ford, St Neots.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the kitchen of a house. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using a hose reel. The occupants were safely out of the property before the crews arrived.

The cause of the fire was accidental and started from a tumble dryer.

A fire service spokesman said: “It is important to ensure the filters and vents in a tumble dryer are cleared regularly, as the build-up of material can catch fire and ignite quickly.

“The fire in this property caused significant damage to the property, particularly the kitchen.”

The crews returned to their stations by 3.40pm.