Warning from fire service after bonfire spirals out of control

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Firefighters were called after a bonfire spiralled out of control in Ely, on Friday.

A crew was called out to a property in Walsingham Way, shortly after 7.30pm, following concern from a homeowner that a bonfire was in danger of spreading.

The crew extinguished the blaze using a hose reel and returned to their station by 8.20pm.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We would always encourage residents and businesses alike to consider taking rubbish and garden materials to a waste and recycling centre rather than burn it.

“If you do choose to light a bonfire, think about the weather and avoid lighting them in windy conditions. Also, it is important to remember to build any bonfires well away from trees, fences and property to avoid it spreading.”