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Incident - Derelict Building - update

Date: 22/02/2021
Time: 12:16
Location: Market Street, Crewkerne
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

We are currently in attendance at a large fire in Crewkerne. We currently have 14 Fire Engines and various specialist vehicles and officers in attendance. Crews from Crewkerne, Yeovil, Taunton, Chard, Street, Martock, Ilminster, Sherborne, Axminster, Somerton, Wincanton and Bovey Tracey are currently in attendance. The Police and Ambulance are also in attendance

Update 17:15 hours

We are still in attendance, however the incident is scaling down and we are arranging relief Fire Engines to take over from those already in attendance. These are coming from Honiton, Street, Colyton, Cullompton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe.  Crews have made an opening in the roof space to assist in ventilating the property and locating the location of the fire. Crews are using Breathing Apparatus and Hose Reel Jets.

Update 18:08

The incident has now been scaled down to three appliances and the aerial ladder platform.

Update 19:38

Crews are at work with the aerial ladder platform cutting away the roof to gain access, also small tools are being used to also gain access to damp down the property.

Update 21:45

A three storey unoccupied building with basement measuring approximately 20m by 20m, made of stone and brick construction involved in fire. The building is 80% damaged by fire and heat on the roof and third floor, the rest of the building is 100% damaged by smoke.

Equipment used three hose reel jets, one safety jet one covering jet, a thermal image camera, ladders, aerial ladder platform, breathing apparatus and the police drone.   

Update 07:00

One appliance from Crewkerne are in attendance at the scene for a revisit to check the scene.

Scenes of Crime Officers and a Fire Investigation Officer will be attending the scene today to carry out investigation to the cause of the fire.

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