Busy af­ter­noon for fire­fight­ers af­ter a se­ries of emer­gen­cies

Crews called out to a number of in­ci­dents within the space of a cou­ple of hours

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

Fire­fight­ers worked tire­lessly across the city on Sun­day as they were forced to deal with a se­ries of emer­gency in­ci­dents.

Crews from Peter­bor­ough, Lin­colnshire, Hunt­ing­don and March were ex­tremely busy due to a number of fires and col­li­sions on the A1.

The most no­tice­able of all the in­ci­dents was the fire at O’Neills in Broad­way which was caused ac­ci­den­tally by “dis­carded smok­ing ma­te­rial,” ac­cord­ing to a Cam­bridgeshire Fire and Res­cue spokesper­son.

The road was shut for more than two hours as fire­fight­ers pulled wooden cladding off the pub to get to the source of the fire, while staff were also seen leav­ing the premises.

Fire crews from Dogsthorpe, the Peter­bor­ough Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade and Mar­ket Deep­ing were called to O’Neills at 3.12pm and wear­ing breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus they ex­tin­guished the fire us­ing a hose reel.

But, while the flames at O’Neills were be­ing ex­tin­guished, crews from Whit­tle­sey, Stan­ground, March, Dogsthorpe, Hunt­ing­don and Ram­sey were called to an out­door blaze at the for­mer mush­room fac­tory in Broad­way, Yax­ley, at 4.27pm.

Fire­fight­ers ar­rived to find a well-de­vel­oped fire in­volv­ing a large amount of wooden pal­lets.

They ex­tin­guished the fire us­ing hose reels and jets be­fore re­turn­ing to their sta­tions by mid­night.

Po­lice are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fire which was caused de­lib­er­ately.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555111.

Po­lice are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing a car fire in Pas­ton which also oc­curred on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Fire crews from March and Ram­sey were called to the fire at Nor­wood Lane at 3.46pm.

Fire­fight­ers ar­rived to find two fires in­volv­ing a car and rub­bish. They ex­tin­guished the fires us­ing hose reels be­fore re­turn­ing to their sta­tions. The fire was said to have been caused de­lib­er­ately. It was also a busy day on the roads for fire­fight­ers on Sun­day. Crews from Stan­ground, Dogsthorpe and Stam­ford were called out just be­fore 3pm to the A1 north­bound near Wit­ter­ing to res­cue two peo­ple trapped in a car af­ter a sin­gle ve­hi­cle col­li­sion.

One of the peo­ple, a woman in her 40s, was said to be in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and was taken to Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal af­ter treat­ment from the re­gion’s am­bu­lance ser­vice and Mag­pas air am­bu­lance. The woman was said to be in a sta­ble con­di­tion on ar­rival at hos­pi­tal.

Fire crews from Stan­ground and Stam­ford were then called to the junc­tion of the A47 and A1 af­ter a sin­gle ve­hi­cle col­li­sion left a car on its roof .

The fire­fight­ers re­leased the driver who was left in the care of am­bu­lance crews.

It is not known what in­juries she suf­fered.

Fire­fight­ers tack­ling a blaze at the for­mer mush­room fac­tory in Yax­ley, and, in­set, the scene out­sideO’Neills in Broad­way.

The scene at O’Neills

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