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Incident - Vehicle Fire

Date: 30/08/2016
Time: 14:36
Location: Hopcott Lane, Minehead
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

A fire engine from Minehead was sent to a report of a canister on fire at the above location.  On arrival the crew confirmed that this was a commercial vehicle that was well alight and requested a second fire engine.  This was also mobilised from Minehead.

The vehicle was extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus wearers and a hose reel jet.  A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hotspots.  A female on scene had received burns to her hands and was suffering from smoke inhalation, she was later conveyed to hospital. 

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