40 doves rescued as arsonists strike in the Fens destroying outbuildings, a tractor, cars and a caravan

PUBLISHED: 18:05 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:22 21 October 2018

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Picture: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Picture: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE

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Forty doves were rescued from a blazing building near Whittlesey after arsonists struck setting fire to cars, a tractor and a caravan.

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Pictures: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUECambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Pictures: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE

Fire crews were called at 8.28pm on Thursday to Northey Road in Flag Fen, Peterborough.

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, Whittlesey, Thorney and a water carrier from Ramsey attended the scene.

A fire service spokesman said: “Firefighters arrived to find a well-developed fire spread over a large area involving outbuildings, cars, a tractor and a caravan.

“Around 40 doves were found in one of the buildings and were safely released.

Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Pictures: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE 
Cambs firefighters were called to a fire at Northey Road, Flag Fen that involved a number of agricultural outbuildings. One of the buildings housed 40 doves which our crews were fortunately able to rescue. Pictures: CAMBS FIRE AND RESCUE

“The crews extinguished the fire and returned to their stations by 11.40pm.”

The spokesman added: “The cause of the fire was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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