Puppies die in St Ives flat fire

SEVEN puppies died in a flat fire in St Ives this morning (Monday).

Fire crews from St Ives and Huntingdon were sent to Derwent Close at 3.20am to reports of a ground floor flat on fire.

The firefighters were back at base at 8.35am.

A neighbour said: “They guy came round knocking on my door saying he had a small fire in his kitchen. We rang the fire service and the next thing we knew the whole house was in flames.

“The whole street was filled with smoke you couldn’t see anything.”

A fire spokesman said: “The most likely cause of fire is accidental.”

• A HUNTINGDON home was evacuated last Friday (June 8) after a washing machine caught fire.

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Firefighters arrived at the Spring Close bungalow at 6.40pm and found the appliance on fire. They extinguished the fire and returned to base at 7.45pm.

• A CAR caught fire in Somersham on Saturday afternoon.

The car was travelling along Earith Road when it caught alight at 2.40pm. A fire crew from St Ives put out the fire by 3.15pm.

The cause of fire was accidental.

• FIREFIGHTERS were called to a cooker fire in Huntingdon on Sunday.

They arrived to the home in Lowes Water at 5.40pm to find a cooker in flames.

The fire was started accidentally.