photos & video: Burnham fire crews tackle Highbridge factory
were the scenes in Highbridge on Friday afternoon (July 20th)
as firefighters battled a blaze at a factory.
fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to
Sanroy, in Commerce Way, Highbridge, which produces display units.
aerial ladder platform was used by crews to extinguish the flames
on an external stairwell of the factory unit.
said the factory, which measures 60m by 30m, had smoke issuing
from an external dust silo.
the storage tower is clad in asbestos sheeting, this was not involved
in the blaze.
crews spent some time gaining access to the silo and ventilated
the main factory using a positive pressure ventilation fan.
spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service told
Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene that the cause of the fire was