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Incident - Storage Barn Fire

Date: 13/11/2016
Time: 08:58
Location: Higher Biddacott, near Chittlehampton, Devon.
Area: Central
County: Devon

Call received from the residents of a property requesting Fire Service attendance at the above location.

1 fire appliance from South Molton and 2 from Barnstaple attended the incident.

On arrival, crews confirmed there was a fire involving a barn type building which was affecting the roof and contents.

The fire was extinguished using 1 hose reel jet, 1 covering jet and a thermal imaging camera.

The building, measuring 10m by 8m of timber and wood construction sustained approx. 50% fire damage.  A horse drawn vintage hearse was also damaged by fire.

The cause of the fire was accidental, duty of care was left with the occupiers. 

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