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Incident - Fire Agricultural Building

Date: 22/07/2015
Time: 12:27
Location: Blackawton, Devon
Area: Western
County: Devon

Three fire appliances from Dartmouth and Totnes along with a Water Bowser from Torquay station were all mobilised to reports of a barn fire at the above location.

On arrival, crews confirmed one agricultural building containing farm machinery, wood chip and straw well alight.

An acetylene cylinder was removed from the building prior to the arrival of operational crews.

12:46 - Crews using 2 breathing apparatus sets and 2 hose reel jets to start tackling the fire.

12:58 - Breathing apparatus increased to 4, 1 firefighting jet and 2 hose reel jets being used. Incident is now sectorised.

13:14 - An additional pump from Brixham mobilised to respond to the incident.

14:26 - Crews at work using a swimming pool as source of water to tackle the fire.

15:37 - Steady progress being made by crews. Crews damping down hot spots using 2 hose reels.

16:33 - An area of straw being allowed to burn under supervision of farmer. Revisit will be made at approx 19:30.

 

Incident still ongoing

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