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Incident - Property Fire

Date: 06/02/2019
Time: 11:56
Location: St Marys Street Axbridge
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Fire Control received a call from a passer by who noticed what appeared to be flames coming from a top window of a property at the above location this morning.

One fire engine Cheddar, one from Wells and one from our Burnham On Sea fire stations were mobilised to the incident.

Fire Control received further calls which reported that flames were seen coming from the roof of the property. Fire Control made the decision to also mobilise an Aerial Ladder Platform appliance to assist with roof access.

On arrival crews confirmed that there were no persons in the property and the surrounding properties had also been evacuated. Smoke was confirmed to be coming from the first floor of the property and crews set to work with fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus to enter the property, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a thermal imaging camera.

At 12:36 crews confirmed that a further hose reel jet was also in use and that the initial seat of the fire was now extinguished. Crews continued to check for further seats of fire and awaited the arrival of the Aerial appliance to assist in check the roof area.

At 12:44 crews confirmed that all seats of fire had been extinguished and were using the Aerial appliance to remove some roof tiles to check for any hot spots.

At 13:28 crews confirmed that fire fighting action was now complete but crews were still at work with the Aerial appliance and safe working at heights equipment to replace some of the removed roof tiles to ensure the property was weather protected.

Crews confirmed the cause of the fire to be accidental and confirmed the fire started in a first floor bedroom.

All crews have now left the scene and these are the final details. 

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