Electrical adaptor caused fire at pub in Eaton Socon

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Fire service investigators believe an electrical adaptor was to blame for a blaze which broke out at a pub in Eaton Socon on Thursday night (April 28).

Two crews from St Neots were called to a fire on Ackerman Street at about 11.15pm.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in the bar area of the Millers Arms pub.

A man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation and left in the care of ambulance crews.

The cause of the fire was accidental.


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Watch Commander Rob Robinson, the officer in charge at the scene, said: “The crews arrived to find the building heavily smoke logged and did a great job ensuring the fire didn’t spread any further.

“Our investigations found the fire started from a multi-way electrical adaptor that was running numerous appliances. This can be extremely dangerous as plugging too many electrical appliances into one socket can lead to overheating.”

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