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Incident - Roof Fire

Date: 10/09/2017
Time: 11:54
Location: Cricketer Farm, Cannington Road, Nether Stowey, Near Bridgwater
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

The Fire Service were called to a report of the roof on fire at the above address which is used as shop retail premises.  One fire appliance from Nether Stowey, two fire appliances from Bridgwater and an Operational Assurance Officer were initially mobilised to this incident. On arrival a further fire appliance was requested which proceeded from Williton and an aerial ladder platform which proceeded from Bridgwater, along with a Fire Investigation Officer. 

12:05  This is a single storey building used as a shop retail premises.  Large amount of smoke issuing from the roof, attempting to protect other properties, two hose reel jets and one main jet in use. 

12:36  Crews requested a further two fire appliances which proceeded from Taunton and Burnham on Sea and a command support unit which proceeded from Wiveliscombe along with additional specialist supporting officers. 

12:48 The incident has been sectorised and the crews are at work removing roof pan tiles to gain access to the fire.  The aerial ladder platform is also in use.

13:22 Crews at work with four breathing apparatus and two roofing ladders.  Aerial ladder platform no longer being used, crews at work with equipment for safe working at height to remove roofing and tiles.  Fire knocked back into roof space and now reaching fire that was not previously accessible.   

14:04 A few hotspots remain in roof void, crews at work via roof ladders with 2 BA, hydrant supply that was crossing A39 has been shut down and removed.
14:33 Single storey building of brick construction measuring 40m x 30m used as a farm shop. fire extinguished using 4 BA, 1 attack jet, 1 safety jet, 2 HRJ, 3 triple ext ladders, 3 roof ladders, SHACS, 2 TIC. Cause accidental, possibly electrical.  

15:28 Making good progress damping down and turning over, 1 HRJ in use

16:54 Crews carrying out a watching brief and helping with salvaging property.


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