A man was injured after his boat caught fire on its mooring on the River Cam early yesterday morning

A man was treated for burns to his arms after his boat caught fire on its mooring on the River Cam early yesterday morning.

The incident happened just after 6am yesterday morning as the boat was moored at Old School Lane, Upware, East Cambs, near the Five Miles From Anywhere pub.

Two fire crews from Soham, plus one crew and a rescue vehicle from Cambridge attended the incident. Two jets and one hose reel were used to extinguish the fire and all fire crews returned to base by 7.58am.

The boat was completely destroyed by the fire and one male casualty suffered burns to his arms and received treatment by ambulance staff.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was accidental.

The BBC’s website has footage of the fire on the River Cam, filmed by Roger Gunkel, a witness from a neighbouring boat.