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Incident - Fire In Motorhome

Date: 21/09/2020
Time: 09:15
Location: Fosse Way, Pylle , Shepton Mallet
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

3 fire appliances from Shepton Mallet, Castle Cary and Glastonbury were initially mobilised following a call from the occupant of a motorhome which had caught fire. At the time of call concern was raised due to the possible risk and involvement of gas cylinders and confirmed the occupants were able to evacuate safely.

However, shortly after arrival of the first crew from Shepton Mallet they were able to confirm the fire was contained to the rear of a small fridge inside and extinguished it using 1 hose reel jet, before damping down the area whilst checking for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera.

This incident is now complete and was brought under control by 09:57hrs. As crews were able to locate and extinguish the fire so quickly the 3rd appliance from Glastonbury was returned en route as their services were no longer required. Damage was minimal and confined to the fridge only, and once the area was made safe, duty of care was left with the owner.

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