Wood burning stove sparks barge fire

A wood burning stove sparked a canal barge fire in Hebden Bridge yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

Monday, 14th March 2016, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 9:26 am
Canal barge fire, Hebden Bridge. Picture by Harry Whitehouse

Fire crews from Todmorden and Halifax were called to the canal, near Albert Street, at around 2pm yesterday where the barge was ablaze and heavily smoke-logged.

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Crews use one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

Canal barge fire, Hebden Bridge. Picture by Harry Whitehouse
Canal barge fire, Hebden Bridge. Picture by Harry Whitehouse