The crews from Huntingdon and Thrapston, were called to a house fire on Loop Road at around 10:30am. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire, before using a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke. Both crews returned to their stations by 1pm. A fire service spokesman said: The fire was started by incense sticks that had been left unattended. Incense and candles can be dangerous if left unattended so always ensure they are placed in a draught-free area, well away from curtains, furniture or other flammable surfaces. Make sure you leave plenty of space around the area and ensure that the surface is flat and stable.