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Incident - Basement Flat Fire

Date: 17/02/2017
Time: 14:33
Location: Friarn Street, Bridgwater
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

The Fire Service received a call reporting smoke issuing from a block of flats at the above location.  Two fire appliances from Bridgwater attended.

Fire crews confirmed a fire involving an electrical heater within the bathroom of a basement flat measuring ten metres by ten metres.  Fire crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus wearers, one hose reel jet, one main jet backed up from a hydrant and a positive pressure ventilation fan.  Fire crews isolated the electrics to the flat and a local electrician has been arranged to ensure the power supply is safe.  The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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