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Incident - Barn Fire

Date: 12/03/2016
Time: 13:35
Location: Bugway Lane, Chard Junction, Tatworth
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

The Fire Service were called to a report of a barn fire at the above location. Local appliances were mobilised to the incident.

On attendance crews located a fire within a barn containing, hay, agricultural vehicles, fertilizer and cattle. All the cattle and persons were rapidly accounted for.

The Environmental Protection Unit was also mobilised to the incident due to the involvement of fertilizer. The area was cordoned off by a safety officer.

Crews continued to work with 4 breathing apparatus, drag forks, hose reel and compressed air foam to fight the fire.

The Ambulance Service were requested to attend due to a female suffering smoke inhalation.

14:11 crews confirmed the fertilizer is no longer involved in the fire.

At 15:06 the crews confirmed the fire had been extinguished, crews at work turning over and damping down.

One vehicle had been severely damaged by the fire, corn machinery slightly damaged and remainder of the building damaged by smoke 


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