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Fire Appliance
Incident - Van Fire

Date: 28/06/2021
Time: 15:12
Location: Hemyock nr Wellington
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

2 fire appliances from Wellington, together with a water carrier from Bridgwater, were mobilised following a call from the owner of a van that had caught fire in the yard of a farm near to an outbuilding containing roof thatching materials.

Crews confirmed they could see a large fire in the distance whilst en route and confirmed the vehicle was well alight on their arrival. They immediately set to work firefighting with compressed air foam to not only extinguish the van but to protect the adjacent outbuilding from any radiated heat or fire spread, bringing the incident under control at 16:21hrs.

Whilst the van sadly was destroyed, along with an area of hedgerow, fire crews prevented the fire spreading to the shed along with its contents. Once extinguished and the vehicle and area made safe, duty of care was left with the vehicle owner. There were no casualties and this incident is now complete.

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