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Incident - Derelict building fire

Date: 10/07/2020
Time: 17:40
Location: West Down
Area: Central
County: Devon

A fire appliance from Braunton, one from Ilfracombe and one from Barnstaple, along with the aerial ladder platform from Barnstaple attended reports of a fire at a public house in West Down. Upon arrival crews confirmed there was smoke and flames issuing and quickly requested a further appliance from Barnstaple to attend.

Crews got to work using 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets, 1 safety jet and 1 covering jet to extinguish the fire.

Police were requested to close the road and Highways have been informed of this incident. Western Power were also requested and are in attendance to isolate the electrics. 

20:40 Update  - Crews confirmed that approx. 50% of the building has been severely damaged by fire and the rest moderately damaged by heat and smoke. Two fire appliances remain on scene dealing with hotspots.

21:48 Update - Fire investigation has taken place at this property and the cause of the fire is believed to have been deliberate.

These are the full and final details of this incident. 


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