fire in west street
Picture from Cambridge Evening News

Westview , a grade II Listed building in West Street, was affected by a severe roof fire at midday  Saturday November 15th. At least eight fire engines were called at 12.59pm to the home on West Street in Comberton after a passerby saw the flames.

It took 55 firefighters from various units hours to put out the blaze, which is believed to have started inside the home.

Pictures taken show how the entire roof of the cottage was destroyed with half of the wooden roof beams having completely fallen through..“

Sadly, because the building has been recently re-thatched but not completed just yet, because it hadn’t been tied down and compressed, it was quite exposed and open so the fire did spread quickly,”
said Group Commander Simon Newton from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

damge in west street


photos by David Johnson