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Incident - Cattle Lorry Fire

Date: 30/03/2017
Time: 17:14
Location: Beatland Corner, between Wotter and Shaugh Prior, Devon.
Area: Western
County: Devon

1 fire appliance from Plympton and 1 from Crownhill attended the above location to a large vehicle fire.

On arrival, crews confirmed the vehicle to be well alight.  The cattle lorry was carrying a number of sheep, all of which were evacuated from the back of the lorry and led to safety.

The fire was extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus wearers, 1 hose reel jet, thermal imaging camera and an environmental pack was used to mop up an oil spill.

The cab of the vehicle was severely damaged by fire.  The cause was accidental.

Duty of care was left with the Police.

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