Fire crews tackle blaze in Wyton after gas main catches fire

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:25 18 April 2017

A picture of the gas main fire, sent in by reader Laurence Lane

A picture of the gas main fire, sent in by reader Laurence Lane


Crews from Huntingdon and Papworth were called to a house in Wyton over the weekend after a gas main caught fire.

Firefighters attended the property, in Bath Close, on April 15, extinguishing the blaze with a hose reel before returning to their stations by 5.35pm.

A safety cordon was set up and about 15 to 20 houses were temporarily evacuated by Cambridgeshire police, with the fire affecting the side of the property.

The cordon was lifted just before 5pm, and investigators have deemed the cause of the fire to be accidental.

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