Incident

Outdoor fire

Date
12.48pm - 14 August 2022
Last updated
11.56pm - 21 August 2022
Status
Closed
Incident type
Electrical installations
Location
Ermington
Attending station
Plympton
Crownhill

Fire Control received calls to an electrical cable which had become detached from an electricity pole and had caught nearby trees alight.  2 fire engines from Crownhill, Plymouth and Plympton attended.  Nearby occupants were reporting that their electricity supply was also off.

Fire crews confirmed a live electrical cable detached from a wooden pole and fallen to the ground.  Fire crews set up a cordon to keep the scene safe and requested the attendance of Western Power.

Western Power isolated the electricity supply so fire crews could extinguish nearby vegetation using a dry powder extinguisher, 1 hose reel jet was set up as a precaution but not used.

Fire crews left the incident in the hands of Western Power.