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Fires in the open – Wilburton - East Cambs

At 8.43pm on Monday (27) crews from Cottenham and Ely were called to a fire on Whitecross Road in Wilburton.  

Firefighters arrived to find a fire involving rubbish and grass in a ditch spreading to a barn. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels.  

A crew from Littleport was then called to a fire at 8.44pm on Redfen Road in Little Thetford. They arrived to find multiple fires on a verge and extinguished them using a hose reel.  

All the crews returned to their stations by 11.45pm.  

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