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Building fire - Mepal - Fenland

On Sunday (12) at 7.57pm, one crew from Chatteris, one crew from Manea, one crew from Ely, one crew from Cottenham, and one crew and the multistar aerial appliance form Cambridge were called to a building fire on the A142 at Mepal.

Crews arrived to find smoke and flames issuing from a two storey derelict house at Mepal Outdoor Centre. The building was well alight and the roof had partially collapsed.

Firefighters worked in sectors and used two jets to extinguish the fire.

Crews returned to their stations by 11pm. The incident was reinspected the following morning.

The cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information about the incident should contact police by visiting to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.