Incident

Property fire

Date
2.39pm - 13 January 2022
Last updated
12.31am - 14 January 2022
Status
Closed
Incident type
Domestic
Location
Dittisham
Attending station
Torquay
Paignton
Brixham
Buckfastleigh
Dartmouth
Kingsbridge
Totnes
Plympton
Ivybridge

Crews were called to a property with a fire in the roof and smoke issuing. The property was reported to be under construction. Crews immediately requested back up, with a further 3 appliances sent, along with the incident command unit and the welfare unit.

Crews got to work with 1 main jet, 2 hose reels, 2 fog spikes, 135 ladder and 2 breathing apparatus, attacking the roof fire.

Crews then requested a further 2 fire appliances to assist with the incident.

Update at 1617 hrs. This is a detached 2 storey building with a roof on fire, and also involving PV solar panels. Crews now have 6 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackling the blaze, with hose reel jets, 2 ladders, and safety at heights equipment.

Final details...

This is a detached property used as a private dwelling.  The fire involved the roof of the property and PV solar panels.  The fire was extinguished using 6 breathing apparatus wearers, 4 45 mil jets, 1 hose reel jet, 2 135 ladders and safety at heights equipment.  Approx 20% of the building was damaged by fire and 50% was damaged by water.  The cause of the fire was accidental.