Wednesday 29 June 2011

Fire at Cambridge bike shop

The fire, at the Electric Transport Shop in Hope Yard just off the city's popular and most cosmopolitan street Mill Road was noticed and reported soon after breaking out and firefighters with breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera were quickly able to locate the source of the flames and extinguish them. The shop sells a wide range of electric bikes from the premises which are located in a converted stable block.

Damage was limited to the front doors and surrounding carpet tiles, says the shop's owner Eddie Kehoe who is a well-known figure on the Cambridge cycling scene.

Fire investigation experts are due to return to the shop today to try to find out for certain what caused the fire, which is at present being blamed on an electrical fault - which we'll do Mr. Kehoe the favour of pointing out means a fault in the building's wiring and not in one of his electric bikes, in case it puts off prospective customers.

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