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Incident - Carbon Monoxide Leak

Date: 10/01/2019
Time: 21:17
Location: Haggington Hill, Berrynarbor
Area: Central
County: Devon

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from our colleagues at the Ambulance Service requesting our assistance at a property where one of the occupants was suffering from symptoms relating to Carbon Monoxide poisoning. 

Blue Watch fire control immediately mobilised one fire appliance from Combe Martin, one from Ilfracombe, the Environmental Protection Unit from South Molton and a hazardous material environmental protection advisor.

On arrival the incident commander instructed a breathing apparatus team to enter the property with a carbon monoxide detector to investigate and locate any source of carbon monoxide. Whilst investigating the property the carbon monoxide detector confirmed traces of carbon monoxide. The source of the leak was believed to be from the Rayburn.

The breathing apparatus crew confirmed no further readings were detected throughout the rest of the property. The incident commander liaised with the Ambulance Service and occupiers before handing over the incident and returning all appliances to their home stations

These were the final details.   

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