from Burnham join crews tackling thatched cottage blaze
from Burnham-On-Sea were among 12 crews who tackled a big blaze
at a thatched cottage on Easter Monday.
The Granary Barn, in Thorney, near Langport, went up in flames,
destroying the thatched roof and timbers of the home.
Ian Allen, his wife Deborah and daughter Molly, aged 13, managed
to escaped unhurt.
House, incident commander with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue
Service, said: "The initial report came in at 12.07pm. Crews
found on arrival the roof fully involved with fire, fanned by
strong wind and smoke going over the road."
fire engines and support vehicles attended the emergency. Ten
firefighters with breathing tanks managed to salvage possessions.
Fire crews from across Somerset were called to aid the Yeovil
and Martock crews, with engines from Crewkerne, Street, Bridgwater,
Taunton, Wiveliscombe, Castle Cary, Burnham and an aerial ladder
from Yeovil arriving.
It took until after 3pm to quell the fire, which also caused disruption
on nearby roads.