Appliance “repairable” after part of fire station at Manea collapses

The scene at Manea fire station this morning. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire Service

The scene at Manea fire station this morning. Picture: Cambridgeshire Fire Service - Credit: Archant

A fire appliance damaged when part of a fire station roof collased on it is 'repairable'.

An investigation was launched after brickwork collapsed at the village fire station at Manea, near Littleport, on Friday.

Cambridgeshire's chief fire officer assured the community it would still have fire cover, as the brigade assessed the damage.

Today area commander Maurice Moore, from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: 'Damage to the pump is repairable and it will go away to specialist vehicle providers for repairs. With regard to the building, we are now in receipt of a structural engineer's report and the insurance company is in the process of selecting a company to deal with the repairs.

'We have recently recruited new members of staff for Manea and we will seek to have the station up and running again as soon as we possibly can.'


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