Firefighters issue warning after barbecue spirals out of control and spreads to house

09:33 18 July 2014

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a reminder to East Cambs residents to be mindful of fire safety when enjoying the sun after a barbecue caused a fire in Soham on Thursday.

Two crews from Soham were called shortly before 8.30pm to a fire in Mill Corner.

A barbecue was out of control and had spread to a house. Firefighters extinguished it using hose reels and returned to their stations by 9.30pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

A spokesman said: “It is important residents put fire safety at the front of their minds when enjoying the warm weather.

“If you are having a barbecue, position it well away from your property, fences and foliage so that there is less chance of it spreading. Never pour accelerant on it and never leave it unattended.”

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