House fire – March - Fenland

At 5.34pm on Friday (20) two crews from March were called to a fire on Mallard Way in March.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire affecting two houses. They extinguished the fire using hose reels and returned to their station by 7.50pm.

A fire service spokesman said: “The fire was caused by a disposable barbeque being placed on top of a bin that was not fully extinguished.

“Please ensure that when you have finished cooking that the barbeque is cool before you move it and never dispose of the ash in a dustbin. With disposable barbeques in particular, consider leaving them to cool once they have burned out and pour water on to ensure they are fully extinguished.”