Aerosol can explosion alerts Swaffham Prior couple to flee house and call fire service

Aerosol can explosion alerts Swaffham Prior couple to flee house and call fire service.

Aerosol can explosion alerts Swaffham Prior couple to flee house and call fire service. - Credit: Archant

An explosion of an aerosol can alerted a Swaffham Prior couple to get out of their house and call the fire service on Tuesday evening.

The extension of the house, in Cage Hill, caught fire at around 9.28pm.

Four fire engines from Burwell, Newmarket and Cambridge, supported by an incident command vehicle and supporting crew from Huntingdon, attended the incident.

Station Commander Scott Feveyear said: “The crews did a fantastic job in preventing the fire spreading to the rest of the house as the fire had started to get into the roof.

“An explosion of an aerosol can alerted the couple to the fire and they were able to get out and call the fire service.”


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Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using two hose reels and two jets.

The cause of the fire was accidental, most likely caused by an electrical fault.

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The last crew returned to the station at 1.40am.

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