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Incident - Barn Fire

Date: 08/08/2014
Time: 14:37
Location: Orchard Portman, Taunton
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two Fire Engines from Taunton along with a Water Carrier from Bridgwater were sent to a report of a barn on fire at the above location.

On arrival the crews confirmed that the barn was well alight and requested a further fire engine attend for additional water and crew power.  This was also sent from Taunton.

There is approximately 300 tonnes of hay well alight within the barn and crews are currently at work fighting the fire using hose reel jets and main jets. 

18:06 This incident will be scaled down to 2 appliances carrying out a watching brief and perimeter cooling. Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) has also been used at this incident. The Environment Agency have been consulted regarding foam run off.  Western Power Distirbution were also in attendance.

21:51 Crews are continuing with a watching brief, supervising the remaining burning material.

This incident is still ongoing and will have relief crews attending throughout the night. 


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