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House fire - Soham - East Cambs

On Tuesday (30) at 11.07am, one crew from Ely and two crews from Newmarket were called to a house fire on The Causeway, Soham.

On arrival, firefighters found curtains alight inside the house. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using one hose reel, before using a  positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke.

Both crews returned to their stations by 1.15pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

A fire service spokesperson said: “The fire was started by incense sticks that had been left unattended.

“"Like candles, incense sticks can be dangerous if left unattended so always they are placed in a draught-free area, well away from curtains, furniture or other flammable surfaces. Make sure you leave plenty of space around the area and ensure that the surface is flat and stable.”