House fire - Stanground - Peterborough

Crews from Stanground and Dogsthorpe were called to a house fire in Apollo Avenue after disgarded smoking materials set fire to a bin and some materials leaning against the wall of the property.

Firefighters wearing specialist breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and cut away into the internal wall to remove any hot spots before returning to their stations by 11.16am.

Station Commander Scott Feveyear said: “Please be careful when disgarding smoking materials and make sure any cigarettes are properly out when stubbed out. We would also advise people not to leave combustible material such as rubbish or wheelie bins directly against property to prevent a fire spreading to a building in the event of one starting.”

For further safety advice on smoking visit our smoking safety page here.