February 6, 2011
fire crews encounter busy day of call-outs
crews from Burnham-On-Sea experienced a busy day of call-outs
on Sunday (February 6th) after being called to several incidents.
Burnham firefighters were among ten crews called out on Sunday to help fight a major thatch house fire at East Coker,
The incident is thought to have been started by a chimney fire. The roof was completely damaged and the remainder of the upper floor and ground
floors were severely damaged.
Separately, a Burnham crew was called to help Bridgwater Fire
Brigade tackle a small blaze at a house in Cannington at 10.30am
after a washing machine caught fire. Crews adminstered oxygen to an elderly
man, who had suffered smoke inhalation. The blaze was extinguished
with buckets of water and a stirrup pump. The cause of the fire
is believed to be electrical, with damage said to be minimal.
The Burnham crews were called out again at 6.45pm to reports
of large flames being spotted at a farm in Brent Road, Berrow.
One fire engine attended and found the incident was fortunately
a controlled fire.