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Incident - Telehandler On Fire

Date: 31/10/2014
Time: 12:04
Location: Buckland Monachorum
Area: Western
County: Devon

The Fire Service received a call reporting a telehandler on fire at the above location.  One fire appliance from Yelverton and one fire appliance from Crownhill attended.

Fire crews confirmed a small fire behind the dashboard of a telehandler.  Fire crews requested the attendance of an off road vehicle from Yelverton to assist with access.

This was a fire involving the wiring loom of a telehandler.  The fire was extinguished by fire crews using two dry powder extinguishers, one stirrup pump and a fogging unit.  The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

 

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