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Firefighters tackle Ambleside building fire

At 614am today Sunday 5th May two fire engines from Ambleside and Windermere attended reports of a building fire at Clappersgate, Ambleside.

On arrival firefighters found a fire involving an outbuilding.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one main jet, one triple extension ladder and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

“Firefighters also removed slate and ridge tiles from the roof of a neighbouring property, the road to the property was also closed by fire service personnel whilst they were extinguishing the fire.

“All appliances were engaged for one hour thirty five minutes.”

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