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Commercial Services
Fire Appliance
Incident - Vehicle Fire

Date: 01/09/2017
Time: 12:44
Location: Summerleaze Park, Shepton Mallett, Somerset
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

The fire service received numerous calls to a van on fire.

One crew from Shepton Mallett attended.

On arrival the crews found the vehicle well alight and that it had spread to two adjacent properties and an electricity pole. They got to work quickly using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. The crews located an LPG cylinder which they removed and cooled and monitored using a thermal imaging camera.

The fire caused one hundred percent damage to the van, five percent damage to the adjacent properties and fifty percent damage to the electricity pole.

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