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Incident - Coach Fire

Date: 07/09/2017
Time: 01:40
Location: Barton Garage Services, Torquay
Area: Western
County: Devon

2 fire engines from Torquay and Paignton were sent to a report of a coach on fire at the above location.

On arrival the crews confirmed that the coach was a single decker and was well alight.  Due to it being in close proximity to an industrial building the crews requested the attendance of a third fire engine.  This was sent from Paignton.

The crews worked with 4 breathing apparatus wearers using an attack jet, 2 hose reel jets and small tools.  The police were also requested to attend for traffic control.

The crews extinguished the coach using the above equipment and a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.  The coach was 80% damaged by heat and smoke. 

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