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Incident - Scrap Yard Fire

Date: 11/01/2018
Time: 17:49
Location: Beeching Close, Chard
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two fire appliances from Chard were mobilised to reports of scrap cars on fire in a yard. Crews arrived on scene and swiftly requested two further appliances for assistance. Ilminster and Axminster were mobilised. The incident support unit from Yeovil was also requested for breathing apparatus cylinders.

The fire involved 15 scrap cars with two seats of fire. Crews tackled the blaze using compressed air foam, hose reel jets and breathing apparatus in use. The fire was extinguished, and the was deemed to be accidental ignition. Crews had assistance from an onsite mechanical digger

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