Cigarette caused shed fire in Ely, firefighters say
PUBLISHED: 09:49 19 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 19 April 2013
A FIRE which destroyed two sheds in Ely on Thursday was caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette.
Two fire crews from Ely were called to a property in Newnham Street, shortly before 8pm, following reports that a fire had engulfed two sheds.
Firefighters used two hose reels and a hydrant to extinguish the fire and returned to their stations by 9.10pm.
The fire started accidentally and was caused by carelessly discarded cigarettes.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “Smoking materials when not discarded properly can quickly cause fires both inside and outside buildings.
“We would urge people to always extinguish cigarettes properly and never leave a lit cigarette unattended.”