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Incident - Barn Fire

Date: 29/06/2018
Time: 06:51
Location: Buscott Lane, Shapwick
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Devon and Somerset and Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a large barn fire at the above address.

Fire control immediately mobilised one fire appliance from Street, one fire appliance from Glastonbury, one fire appliance from Shepton Mallet, one Water Carrier from Bridgwater and two duty officer to attend this incident.

Further calls were received stating the barn was well alight. Fire control mobilised an additional fire appliance from Bridgwater to attend the incident.

On arrival the officer in charge confirmed one barn approximately a third full of hay well alight. Crews got to work with one covering jet, drag forks to stop fire spread to the silage bales.


Update at 08:01 

The officer in charge requested the attendance of the telehandler from Urban Search and Rescue Team, Exeter.

The crews making steady progress damping down surrounding area to prevent escalation.


Update at 09:09

Crews continued to dampen down surrounding area and silage bales and the surrounding trees. Crews awaiting the arrival of the telehandler.


Update at 09:41

The telehandler is now in attendance at the incident and implementing a plan. The crews have created a water wall between the silage bales and hay bales for protection.


Update at 10:16

The farmer has sourced another telehandler and removing unaffected silage bales and hay bales. Crews are continuing to use a hose reel jet and a safety jet to extinguish the fire.  


Update at 10:53

The officer in charge confirmed all silage bales have been removed from the barn by the telehandler. Crews are still at work removing hay bales into the open.


Update at 11:56

The officer in charge confirmed the telehandler and crews are making steady progress at removing the bales from the barn. Crews continued to dampen down using one hose reel jet and one main jet.


Update at 1300

Fire control mobilised Cheddar fire appliance to the incident to relieve crews at the incident.

Update at 14:32

The officer in charge expressed the crews were making steady progress using the telehandler removing the contents from the barn. Crews also at work using main jet to cool the telehander.  

This incident is on going.... Further details to follow.



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