Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a cottage last night (Saturday August 3), which is believed to have started after a wasp nest in the property ignited.
The fire at a cottage in Main Street, Cottesbrooke, has left a third floor bathroom ‘moderately damaged’ by fire.
Two fire crews were called to the scene at 18.34pm and on arrival crews found smoke issuing from the loft.
A spokesman for Northants Fire and Rescue said the blaze was “caused by a wasp nest being ignited by heat from a lamp and a transformer.”
The fire was in a vaulted loft of a three storey detached stone built home, and the blaze was under control by 19.29pm.
Firefighters tackled the fire using a specialist cobra firefighting system, which minimises the amount of water needed to extinguish the fire.
Wasp nest fire sets cottage ablaze – Northamptonshire Telegraph
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