Four Flats Evacuated After Fire In Peterborough

17 August 2015, 10:26 | Updated: 17 August 2015, 10:35

Four flats had to be evacuated on Saturday morning, after a fire broke out in one of them.

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground and Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade were called just after 9.30am to a flat in Lilac Road, Dogsthorpe.

Smoke was issuing from the rear of the property and a fire had broken out in a first floor flat, measuirng about 10m by 10m. The flat was in a block of four and three other properties were evacuated safely.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire. All residents in the affected flat were accounted for.

Damage to the inside of the property was severe in the room where the fire started and positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke from the rest of the flat.

Crews returned to their stations by 11.35am.The cause of the fire is under investigation.