Accidental fire close to Huntingdonshire pub

Fire at the Old Ferry Boat Inn

Fire at the Old Ferry Boat Inn - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS were called to the Old Ferry Boat in Holywell on Saturday after a fence and outbuilding caught fire next to the pub building.

Three crews attended the blaze at 6am which Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service have said was started accidentally by a person.

A resident living close to the pub described “a column of flames and smoke” close to the Old Ferry Boat which has a thatched roof.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “Something was placed in a rubbish bin which caused the fire.

“We do not know what it was but we are confident it was not deliberate.”

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The crews extinguished the fire before it could reach the pub and returned to their stations by 7.45am.

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