Fire at Pocket Park Nature Reserve in St Neots was started deliberately

Firefighters tackled a blaze in the reeds beds at the Pocket Park Nature Reserve.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in the reeds beds at the Pocket Park Nature Reserve. - Credit: Archant

Fire service is appealing for information about St Neots’ blaze.

Firefighters were called to the reserve near Pocket Park on Friday evening

Firefighters were called to the reserve near Pocket Park on Friday evening - Credit: Archant

The fire service has confirmed this morning (Saturday) that the fire near Pocket Park in St Neots on Friday evening was arson.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has said the blaze was in the reed beds of the nature reserve.

Firefighters used hose reels to extinguish the fire. All crews had left the scene by 8pm.

A fire service spokesperson said: “The cause of the fire was deliberate, and we’d encourage anyone with any information to contact the police.”

Firefighters were called to the Pocket Park Nature Reserve on Friday evening.

Firefighters were called to the Pocket Park Nature Reserve on Friday evening. - Credit: Archant

On Friday evening, the fire service confirmed that crews from St Neots, Gamlingay, Huntingdon and Cambridge attended a large fire at Pocket Park Nature Reserve.

“Our control received a call at 6.02pm. The crews arrived to find a well developed fire in the open,” we were told.