Garage and forklift are destroyed in fires

A garage caught fire in Sawtry. Picture: CFRS

A garage caught fire in Sawtry. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant

A garage was destroyed after a fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday.

A forklift on fire in Warboys. Picture: CFRS

A forklift on fire in Warboys. Picture: CFRS - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Stanground and Yaxley were called to Church Causeway, in Sawtry, at about 3.20am following reports that a garage was ablaze.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters arrived to find a garage well alight and extinguished it using hose reels and a jet.”

The crews returned to their stations by 5.20am.

An investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was accidental.


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Later in the day, firefights from St Neots and Sawtry were called to a blaze near the B1040 in Warboys.

Firefighters arrived at about 5pm to find a forklift on fire. Wearing breathing apparatus they extinguished the fire using hose reels and returned to their stations by 7.15pm.

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The cause of the fire was accidental.

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