Farmhouse gutted in overnight fire near Burnham-On-Sea
faulty tumble drier is believed to have been the cause of a big
blaze near Burnham-On-Sea overnight that gutted a farmhouse in East
fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to
Court Farm in Burtle Road, East Huntspill, late on Thursday evening,
as pictured here.
found the building well alight with flames jumping through the roof
and windows, as pictured on the right.
used water hoses to battle the blaze to bring it under control.
Water was taken from a nearby rhyne to top up their supplies.
building was unoccupied and no-one was hurt. We don't believe the
incident was deliberate - it appears to have been caused by a faulty
tumble drier," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Power Distribution cut power to neighbouring homes around the building
while crews tackled the blaze.