may have caused big blaze at derelict property in Brent Knoll
bonfire may have caused a big blaze in Brent Knoll on Tuesday
morning (June 28th) that badly damaged a property in the village.
from across the Burnham-On-Sea area battled the blaze at a derelict
thatched roof property in Brent Street shortly after 9.30am.
fire was finally extinguished at around 1.30pm and crews said
a garden bonfire near the building is thought to have caused the
used hose reel jets and breathing apparatus to bring the blaze
under control, with the smoke visible for miles around.
Police diverted traffic around the village while emergency crews
tackled the fire.
appliances from Burnham, two from Bridgwater, three from Weston,
and one from Cheddar were mobilised to a derelict thatched property
on fire," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
incident command unit from Street and the water carrier from Yeovil
were also mobilised."
arrived on scene and confirmed the fire within the roof. Crews
got to work with a compressed air foam jet."
10.45am crews had scaled the incident down to three appliances,
the water carrier and an aerial ladder platform, sent from Bridgwater.
worked externally with a water tower to bring the fire finally
under control at lunchtime.