firefighters tackle chimney blaze near Axbridge
firefighters were called out to tackle a chimney fire near Axbridge
on Saturday evening (October 29th).
appliances from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Glastonbury rushed to
Stone Allerton near Axbridge at 6.30pm where a chimney was on fire
in a domestic property.
arrived and confirmed the fire had spread through the wooden beam
above the fire place," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
requested the rescue tender from Glastonbury specifically for its
acro props, which are pieces of equipment used to shore up properties."
building had been evacuated as the beam that was burnt was supporting
a load bearing wall and chimney in the property."
appliance from Burnham was sent and crews extinguished the fire
using water pumps and chimney gear. The building was made safe and
duty of care was left with the occupier."