Fire crews deal with arson incident at derelict building

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:12 13 June 2017

Fire crews tackled case of arson at derelict building

Fire crews tackled case of arson at derelict building


Four fire crews rushed to tackle a blaze at a derelict building in Yaxely in a case of arson.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to an old mushroom farm, in Station Road, just after 4pm yesterday (Monday).

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, along with a specialist appliance and water shuttle were sent to extinguish the fire.

Station commander Gavin Hammond said the cause was arson and warned: “Deliberate fires put lives at risk.”

Crews returned to their stations at about 9.21pm, with some visiting the building this morning (Tuesday) to inspect the scene.

A spokesman for the fire service added that crews from Ramsey, Stanground, Dogsthorpe and Whittlesey were called to the incident.

$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')

More news stories


Police are appealing for help to find a man wanted in connection with committing burglaries across the South East and Midlands area, including St Neots.


Huntingdon and St Neots have come out near the bottom of a survey highlighting the best places to live for commuters travelling to London.


A teenager from Watford has been arrested by Hertfordshire Police as part of a National Crime Agency led investigation into the hoax bomb threat which affected a ‘large number’ of schools across Cambridgeshire.


Police are appealing for witnesses after 32 bottles of perfume were stolen from a shop in Ramsey.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter