Windy weather causes bonfire to spread to outbuilding
Rectory Lane, Ramsey
05/07/2020 @ 17:41
Incident Number: 126106
In attendance: 2 x Dovercourt, 1 x Colchester, 1 x Manningtree
Firefighters were called to a fire in Ramsey yesterday afternoon after a bonfire had spread to an outbuilding.
On arrival, two crews from Dovercourt confirmed that an outbuilding, measuring 6 metres by 6 metres, was alight.
The outbuilding was home to a number of cylinders and petrol cans and crews requested a further two crews from Colchester and Manningtree to help shuttle water from the nearest fire hydrant.
Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire by 6:14pm.
Station Manager Steve Wintrip, Monitoring Officer, said: “Crews worked really hard in windy conditions to extinguish the fire and prevent a further outbuilding catching alight.
“Before setting a bonfire, make sure to check the weather conditions as although this bonfire was set well away from the outbuilding, the wind caused it to spread.”
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