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Commercial Services
Fire Appliance
Incident - Fire Vehicle Large

Date: 31/07/2018
Time: 12:29
Location: Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Two appliances were mobilised following a report to the Fire Service Control Room of a lorry on fire at the above address.

On arrival at the scene crew confirmed one trailer of scrap metal well alight, crew got to work to extinguish and requested the attendance of the police as large plume of smoke was travelling across the A39.

Update 12:46

Crew have requested the attendance of a water carrier and an aerial ladder platform, the nearest water carrier and aerial ladder platform were mobilised from Bridgwater.

Update 12:54

Crews at work with two breathing apparatus, one compressed air foam system, two improvised monitors for boundary cooling the outside of the trailer and tyres. The trailer has been released from the unit of the vehicle which is clear from the fire.

Update 12:57

Crew have requested the attendance of the rescue tender for the use of the light goods vehicle platform, the vehicle from Glastonbury has been mobilised.

Update 13:18

Crew at work with two breathing apparatus with the water carrier setting up a dam in preparation to be used with the aerial ladder platform.

Update 14:08

Crew have requested the attendance of an additional water carrier which was mobilised from Yeovil.

Update 15:30

An operational assurance officer on scene has liaised with the police incident force manager to implement a plan for the safe transportation of the load to its base.

Update 16:54

Fire involving one lorry and trailer containing scrap metal. The lorry was removed before arrival of services. The fire was contained to the trailer and extinguished using monitors, compressed air foam system jet, a hydraulic platform backed up with two water carriers and a dam, two breathing apparatus, one thermal image camera and a triple extension ladder used.  

These are the final details.


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