crews tackle fierce blaze in Brent Knoll
were the scenes in Brent Knoll last night (Wednesday, October
14th) as fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea tackled a blaze that was
visible for miles around.
rushed to Brent Road soon after 6.30pm where a large outbuilding
was well alight, as pictured here.
of thick black smoke were visible across the area, and there were
initially fears that someone could be inside.
Passer-by Joe Hurley told Burnham-On-Sea.com how he'd raised
the alarm and helped the occupant of a nearby house.
"I was driving past and saw the smoke, so stopped to check
if anyone was trapped," he said. "I knocked on the door
to see if anyone was stuck and when I didn't get an answer, I
smashed the lock to get in and ensure no-one was inside."
a few seconds, it was engulfed in flames. I helped a lady and
her dog out of a house next door in case the fire spread."
"The flames really flared up quickly, but the fire crew
got there incredibly fast and they managed to get it under control."
closed Brent Road, which runs between Berrow and Brent Knoll,
while firefighters dealt with the incident.
used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to bring the blaze
fire spokesman said: "The incident is still under investigation
and it's too early to say what caused it."
Crews at the scene of Wednesday evening's fire in Brent Knoll
Police closed off the road back at Berrow while crews were at