Peat blaze was accidental - investigation rules

Fireifghters tackle a peat blaze in Holme.

Fireifghters tackle a peat blaze in Holme. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called after a blaze broke out in a nature reserve on Saturday.

Fireifghters tackle a peat blaze in Holme.

Fireifghters tackle a peat blaze in Holme. - Credit: Archant

Crews from Stanground and Dogsthorpe were called to a fire in Holme Fen Nature Reserve, Holme, at about 3.15pm.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “An area of 10m by 2m of peat was smouldering. Firefighters used shovels to dig around the peat then used a jet to put the fire out.”

Crews returned to their stations by 7.20pm.

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