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Incident - Barn Fire

Date: 24/08/2016
Time: 12:25
Location: Highlands Farm, Road from Leigh Cross to Lickham Cross, Hemyock
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two fire appliances from Wellington and Cullompton, along with the Water Bowser from Danes Castle were mobilised to a report of a barn on fire at the above location. 

On arrival at the incident crews requested a further two fire appliances which were mobilised from Honiton and Taunton.

The incident involved a single storey barn and workshop of timber and concrete construction, measuring approximately 30m x 10m, containing a generator and general storage.  20% of the barn and the contents were severely damaged by fire, 20% damaged by heat and smoke.  Minor asbestos was identified and fire ground decontamination took place.   2 members of the public were treated by the ambulance service for smoke inhalation and minor burns.  2 hose reel jets, 1 compressed air foam jet and 4 breathing apparatus wearers were used to extinguish the fire.  The cause of the fire was accidental.

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