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Incident - Fire Residential

Date: 08/03/2018
Time: 23:55
Location: Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

Devon and Somerset Fire and rescue service received a call from an alarm call centre reporting an alarm activating at a residential property in Old Taunton Road, Bridgwater.

One pump from Bridgwater was immediately mobilised by Fire Control.

On arrival the officer in charge confirmed that there was a fire in the porch area of the property, believed to have been started deliberately.

The fire caused approximately 80% damage to the letterbox, 20% damage to the door and 80% smoke damage to the property.

Crews extinguished the fire using Breathing apparatus and a CO2 extinguisher, and cleared the smoke from the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

The incident was left in the hands of the police.

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