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Incident - Car fire spread to container

Date: 26/06/2018
Time: 12:18
Location: Street Road, Compton Dundon
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

One fire engine from Somerton was mobilised to reports of a car on fire on Street Road in Compton Dundon.

On arrival crews confirmed the car was well alight and spreading to a nearby container. Crews requested a further fire engine, which was from Wells who were at Street on standby duties.

The metal container was storing two cylinders, one Oxy Acetylene and one propane cylinder and crews managed to retrieve them before they were involved in the fire. At 1307hrs crews confirmed the fire had been extinguished  using 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets and 1 thermal image camera to check for hot spots. Crews gave assistance to one male with slight burns to his hand.

The cause of the fire was accidental causing 100% fire damage to the car and 20% fire damage to the metal container. Safety advice was given and duty of care was left with the owner.  

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