Published: July 31, 2012
In photos: Fire crews battle 'deliberate' blaze in Highbridge

These were the scenes at a property in Highbridge last night (Monday) when fire crews battled a blaze at a property that is suspected to have been set deliberately.

Two fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea rushed to Grange Avenue at 10.16pm, as pictured, after reports of flames being seen.

Crews used breathing apparatus and water jets to tackle the blaze, which was situated in the back garden of a property next to the town's Recreation Ground.

"A shed and fencing was discovered well alight and additional crew members were called to the scene," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

Flames leapt into the night sky, as pictured here, illuminating the sky in the area.

A garden shed was completely destroyed and there was also damage to trees and eight metres of fencing.

Passers-by said they also heard paint pots exploding in the heat.

Crews managed to prevent the fire spreading to nearby homes. They said that it was likely that the blaze had been deliberately set.

Burnham Police are investigating the incident and anyone with information should contact the Police via the non-emergency police number 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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