Firefighters use flood water to extinguish Ramsey barn fire

Firefighters extinguished the fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire. - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS used flood water to extinguish a barn blaze in Ramsey on Saturday (February 2).

Two crews from Ramsey and another from Chatteris were sent to Benwick Road at 11.23am after a fire started in a barn, measuring 10m by 12m.

Within five minutes of arriving the first crew on scene requested back up from another crew and a water carrier and at 11.42am, firefighters had created a fire break between buildings.

Ten minutes later, the crews contacted headquarters to say they were having problems locating water supply and used water from a flooded field to put out the flames by 12.19pm.

Fire investigators said the cause of fire was accidental by person.


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The building is unsafe due to the roof collapsing.

Crews were back at base by 1.40pm.

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