Fire engines are nine feet wide
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said their engines were 2.6 metres (nine feet) wide and 8 metres (26 feet) long, and residents should take the dimensions into account when parking.
The spokesman said: “The key thing for residents to remember when they are looking to park is to ensure there is enough space for a large vehicle to get
ensure there is always enough room to allow larger emergency vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances to pass.”
The fire in Hankey Street was started at about 1am by arsonists. Crews spent an hour through.
“If they are ever unsure, try and find another place to park.” The spokesman said the problems were often at their worst at night, and in areas of the city where there were no parking regulations.
For more information about parking safely, visit www. cambsfire.gov.uk/parkingconsiderately-639.aspx
at the scene before the flames were brought under control.
Anyone with information about the arson attack should contact Cambridgeshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.