Property fire:Retail /public building; TA1 1; 02-Feb-2023 05:29:20


Property fire

5.29am - 02 February 2023
Last updated
5.06pm - 02 February 2023
Incident type
Retail /public building
North Town
Attending station
Burnham On Sea
Nether Stowey

Fire control received a report of smoke and flames issuing from a commercial property at the above location.

Crews arrived and were immediately presented with a three storey commercial property with smoke and flames issuing at the rear of the property. Shortly after arriving, an assistance message was receiving requesting the attendance of further fire appliances bringing the total to 6. This was shortly escalated to 10 pumping appliances and 2 aerial ladder platforms. Police and ambulance are currently in attendance assisting fire crews. Currently crews are using

  • 6 breathing apparatus
  • 3 hose reel jet
  • 2 attack jet
  • 1 thermal imaging camera
  • 3 safety jet

10.10 update

The fire was located in the kitchen area of the restaurant and spread to an adjacent property. The restaurant suffered 25% fire damage and 50% smoke damage. The property next door had 100% smoke damage 20% fire damage and 30% water damage.

12.30 update

One appliance in attendance, crews are checking for hotspots with a thermal imaging camera.

Further details to follow...

Final Update - 16.50hrs 

This incident is now complete and all appliances have come away from the scene. Additional information to the above is just to confirm that following fire investigation the cause was determined to be accidental and there were no casualties. Residents in the flats above were safely evacuated and the surrounding area cordoned off to allow for safe firefighting and access for emergency services. These are the full and final details. 

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