Tree stump blaze ‘started accidentally’

Firefighters used specialist equipment to tackle a tree stump fire.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to tackle a tree stump fire. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters had to use specialist equipment to help tackle a tree on fire.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to tackle a tree stump fire.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to tackle a tree stump fire. - Credit: Archant

Crews from St Neots and Kimbolton were called to Carnaby, in Kimbolton, shortly after 10.45am on Monday.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A tree stump on the river bank was well alight. Firefighters including in-water trained tethered swimmers used hose reels to extinguish the fire.

“Crews returned to their station by 12.30pm.”

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