Firefighters’ water supply cut-off mid blaze after van parks on hose

Firefighters attending an incident in Cambridgeshire were disrupted last week when a delivery truck parked on top of their fire hose.

The crew’s water supply was cut off while they were dealing with a garden fire in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

When firefighters inspected what had happened, they found the green grocery van had parked on the hose, meaning water could not flow.

They quickly located the driver before returning to tackle the fire.

In a Facebook post, the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service reminded people to ensure they give emergency vehicles adequate room when they are attending incidents.

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“It’s not unusual for us to come across inconsiderate parking while we’re out and about, responding to incidents as well as carrying out community safety and fire protection work. But this is a new one for us,” the post reads.

“We know everyone’s in a rush and we can take up a lot of room while responding to incidents, but please, think before you park

“Make sure there’s enough room for emergency vehicles to get through, and don’t park over equipment or hydrants.”

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