Fire at 16th century home

Fire engine

Fire engine - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a 16th century property in Papworth St Agnes yesterday (November 6).

A crew from Huntingdon were called to the scene at 12.40pm, where a chimney had caught light and smoke was escaping from all levels of the eaves of the roof.

They used chimney rodding, hose reels and drags to extinguish the fire before using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

Crews had returned to their stations by 5.10pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

A fire service spokeswoman said: “Please ensure that you get your chimney swept and the brickwork inspected at least once a year. This will help to prevent a chimney fire.”