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Incident - Barn Fire

Date: 18/08/2019
Time: 23:48
Location: Washfield, near Tiverton
Area: Central
County: Devon

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received multiple calls from a member of the public reporting a barn on fire at the above location.

Two fire appliances from Tiverton were immediately mobilised, along with a water carrier from Danes Castle.

On arrival, the Incident Commander confirmed that a large barn approximately 40m x 20m containing seventy bales of hay, seventy bales of straw, three tractors and a quantity of fertiliser were fully involved in fire. Crews quickly got to work to managed the fire using a water dam and two hose reel jets.   

A hazmat officer on scene, requested contact with the Environment Agency, regarding the fertiliser involved.

This is an ongoing incident with further details to follow.

06:52 A relief crew from Cullompton attended at 01:21hrs to provide a watching brief of the fire. No water was used on the fire during this time due to the close proximity of a nearby stream. The crew left the scene at 06:52, handing over responsibility of the Incident to the farmer.

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