fire near Burnham causes thousands of pounds of damage
crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater tackled a barn blaze
late on Saturday evening (September 4th) which caused thousands
of pounds worth of damage.
Three fire crews were called to Yearsley Farm in Chapel Road,
Pawlett, as pictured here, after a grain dryer burst into flames,
damaging equipment and crops.
used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to bring the blaze
under control and damp down the building.
But Shirley Gooding, who runs the farm with her family, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene: "Many tonnes of our grain
have been destroyed, along with the grain dryer, so the damage
could cost as much as £50,000."
Shirley, pictured above, added: "We are just grateful that
the fire did not spread to the rest of the building or the damage
could have been even worse. Thankfully, the fire brigade were
very quick to arrive."
She said the the fire interrupted what should have been
a happy family occasion: "We were all together celebrating
my son Jake's 25th birthday when we heard about the fire."
"We rushed back to the farm to see smoke and flames shooting
out of the barn, so it's been a birthday to remember for the wrong