Waste on fire - Sutton - East Cambs

A crew from Chatteris was called to a fire in the open in Foulmere Fen, Back Drove, Sutton.

A quantity of household waste was on fire and the crew used hose reels to extinguish it. They returned to station by 8.25pm.

The cause of the fire was deliberate. 

A CFRS spokesman said: “We are urging residents to dispose of waste responsibly by taking it to a waste and recycling centre. Fly-tipping and setting the waste on fire is not only damaging to the local environment but it is unpleasant to the community and wastes the time of firefighters who could otherwise be working to protect their community or even attending a real emergency.”