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Incident - Fire in Refuse Vehicle

Date: 06/08/2014
Time: 20:08
Location: Kier Waste Management, Evercreech, Shepton Mallet
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

2 Fire Engines from Shepton Mallet were sent to a report of a fire within a refuse lorry at the above address.

On arrival the crew confirmed that there was a small fire within the back of the lorry and got to work fighting the fire.

The fire was successfully extinguished using a main jet, hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to assure all hotspots had been fully extinguished.  The cause of the fire was accidental.

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