Published: October 29, 2011
Fire crews tackle shop blaze in Highbridge town centre

Burnham-On-Sea firefighters tackled a small blaze at a shop in Highbridge early on Saturday morning (October 29th).

Crews were sent to a business in Church Street, opposite the entrance to King Street, at 5.46am after reports that smoke was billowing from the roof of the property in a row of terraced premises.

"After gaining access to the ground floor, crews found a small fire which they extinguished using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet," a fire spokesman told

"The cause of the fire is thought to be due to a paper file being positioned too close to a night storage heater."

"This resulted in moderate smoke damage to the ground floor of the premises."

Pictured: A Burnham fire engine at the junction of Church Street and King Street in Highbridge

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