Barn fire at Churchstanton

  Posted: 24.06.20 at 18:18 by The Editor

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Date: 24.06.2020
Time: 12:31
Location: Churchstanton

Fire control received calls to a barn fire at the above location and sent 4 fire appliances from Taunton, Honiton and 2 from Wellington as well as a water carrier from Bridgwater to the incident. Upon arrival crews confirmed a barn containing straw and silage to be well alight and requested a further fire appliance which attended from Taunton. In addition to the fire appliances a telehandler, welfare unit, incident support unit and incident command unit also attended the incident.

Crews used 4 compressed air foam branches and a light portable pump to tackle the fire and the telehandler is being used to turn over straw in nearby fields.

Update - 16:05 Two further fire appliances have been sent as relief crews from Ilminster and Axminster. Crews continue to dampen down and turn over to extinguish the fire.

This is an ongoing incident and will be updated as we receive information.