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Incident - Hay Fire

Date: 18/07/2019
Time: 15:26
Location: Slough Lane Cross, Smeatharpe
Area: Central
County: Devon

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member of the public reporting smoke issuing from a barn at the above location.

Two fire appliances from Taunton and Honiton and a water carrier from Bridgwater were immediately mobilised by Fire Control.

On arrival, the Incident Commander confirmed that there was smoke coming from a hay stack in a barn, and got to work to try and locate the seat of the fire with the help of the farmers mechanical equipment.

Two further appliances from Colyton and Wellington were requested to attend for additional firefighters and compressed air foam.

All the hay was removed from the barn to expose two seats of fire, which they fully extinguished, while monitoring the temperature of the rest of the hay with a thermal imaging camera and temperature probe.

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