Grass fire threat to city home

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK&WORLD UPDATE -

A BRAVE res­i­dent tried to tackle a grass fire near their home with a gar­den hose.

Crews from Dogsthorpe and Stan­ground fire sta­tions and a turntable lad­der from Dogsthorpe at­tended the fire, which started in pam­pas grass near a gar­den shed at a prop­erty in Honey­hill, in Pas­ton.

The fire quickly spread to a nearby fence and to­wards the front of the house.

The res­i­dent at­tempted to tackle the fire with a gar­den hose be­fore a neigh­bour called 999.

Fire­fight­ers wear­ing breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus used two hose reels to stop the fire from spread­ing to the roof of the prop­erty.

Crews then used the turntable lad­der to check there was no sign of fire on the roof, be­fore re­turn­ing to the sta­tion just af­ter 4pm.

The shed and fenc­ing were de­stroyed and there was also some fire dam­age to the front of the prop­erty. The cause was ac­ci­den­tal.

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