House fire - Trumpington - Cambridge

Crews from Cambridge and Linton were called to a house fire in Kestrel Rise, Trumpington.

A passer-by saw the roof was on fire and called 999.

The MultiStar combined aerial appliance was used to gain access to the roof space to enable firefighters to attack a fire in the roof from above. Hose reels and jets were used to extinguish the fire and crews cut away to gain better access and ensure the fire was out.

They returned to station by 6.15pm.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, caused by a lightning strike.