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Commercial Services
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Incident - Fire Vehicle Large

Date: 11/01/2018
Time: 01:35
Location: A30B East Drews Cottage to Merrymeet
Area: Central
County: Devon

The Fire Service were called to a report of a fire involving a large articulated refrigerated trailer carrying meat.  The driver had disconnected the trailer from the cab. Two fire appliances from Okehampton and a water carrier from Danes Castle were mobilised to this incident.  On arrival crews confirmed one articulated trailer in lay by on dual carriageway well alight and got to work extinguishing with two breathing apparatus and one compressed air foam jet.

Fire involving articulated trailer with fridge unit containing approximately 17 tonnes of packaged meat.  50% of trailer and the entire contents severely damaged by fire.  Extinguished one compressed air foam jet, four breathing apparatus and a water shuttle that was put in place.  The cause of the fire was accidental.

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