Damaged engine removed from Manea fire station

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

Work began today on removing a damaged appliance after part of a fire station collapsed onto it.

Manea Fire Station partially collapsed last Thursday during a weekly training session. The engine which was inside is believed to be repairable.

Area commander Maurice Moore said: 'Our priority remains getting the building and fire engine repaired as quickly as we can so normal service can resume in Manea.

'A structural engineer has carried out a detailed assessment of the building and a specialist contractor started this morning to secure the building so we could recover the fire engine and send it away for repair. The next step will be to clear the damaged area of the fire station so it can then be rebuilt.'

Mr Moore said residents could rest assured the village was still covered by neighbouring fire crews.


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An investigation is still under way to identify the cause of the damage.

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