Published: February 26, 2010
In photos: Fire crews battle arson blaze at Highbridge garage

Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea battled a blaze at a vehicle repair centre in Highbridge town centre on Friday night (February 26th) following an arson attack.

Two fire crews and a team of police officers from Burnham-On-Sea were called to CJK Vehicle Repairs in King Street at 8.41pm after local residents dialled 999 after spotting smoke at the car centre, as pictured here.

Fire crews rushed to the scene and found a classic Rover car alight and a second vehicle, a modern Astra, damaged.

A fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene: "Crews have extinguished the blaze using one foam jet, one hose reel jet with two breathing apparatus wearers."

"One vehicle was severely damaged by fire and an attempt was made to set a second vehicle alight but it self-extinguished."

The blaze is being treated as suspicious by local police. A local resident told Burnham-On-Sea.com that a group of youths had been seen in the area just minutes before the blaze.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article|

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here