crews tackle shop blaze in Highbridge town centre
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 Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"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