House gutted in major blaze in Burnham-On-Sea
house has been completely gutted in a huge blaze in Burnham-On-Sea
this afternoon (Wednesday) which left a family homeless and a
police officer in hospital suffering from the effects of smoke
firefighters were called to tackle the property blaze in Burnham
Road, near the junction with Marine Drive, shortly after 2pm following
numerous calls from concerned members of the public who saw flames
jumping out of windows.
passing police officer who bravely helped to knock down the front
door to check there were no people inside suffered smoke inhalation
and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Road was closed while many hours while crews were at the scene
and the public footpath next to the property was closed as a safety
precaution. Over 30 homes were without power in the area due to
fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater, Cheddar, Weston
worked to extinguish the blaze, helped by a turntable ladder from
Avon Fire & Rescue Service.
command support unit from Cheddar, a welfare pod from Burnham
and an incident support unit from Yeovil were also sent to the
fire was not fully brought under control until 5pm and crews will
remain on the scene this evening.
total of 4 main jets, a compressed air foam jet, 2 hose reel jets,
an aerial ladder platform monitor and 16 BA wearers were used
to extinguish the fire," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
caused 100% fire damage to the property and 30% by fire to an
cause of the fire has yet to be established and is currently under