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Incident - Property Fire

Date: 18/04/2021
Time: 17:14
Location: Chatto Road, Torquay
Area: Western
County: Devon

Two fire appliances from Torquay were sent to a shed on fire in a garden that was spreading to the adjacent property. Crews arrived on scene and rapidly brought the fire under control using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets. The fire was confirmed to be spreading to the adjacent end of terrace property.

The fire was put out, and one female was treated on scene for smoke inhalation by fire service until the arrival of ambulance paramedics.

A total of four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, thermal imaging camera, a ladder and small tools were used. A gas engineer attended to check a damaged gas meter.

The shed was severely destroyed by the fire. The property suffered external damage to windows and fascia, and smoke damage internally. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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