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Incident - Commercial property fire

Date: 19/10/2020
Time: 01:12
Location: Church Street, Axminster
Area: Central
County: Devon

Two fire appliances from Axminster and Colyton attended a commercial property after a call from a neighbour stating the fire alarm was sounding and they could smell burning. 

Crews arrived and confirmed there was a fire in the kitchen of the ground floor property and also needed to check another commercial property.  

The 2 storey building measured 30mx10m and consisted of a retail shop and café. The fire was in the ground floor kitchen of the café. 6 breathing apparatus sets, 2 hose reel jets, a covering jet, triple extension ladder, small tools, thermal imaging camera and positive pressure ventilation fan. 25% of the café was fire damaged and 90% smoke damage to both properties. 

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