fire crews tackle roof blaze at M5 Sedgemoor Services
fire crews from across Somerset battled a big blaze at Sedgemoor
Services near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday.
southbound service station on the M5 was closed to the public
while crews tackled a fire in a roof.
square metres of the roof was damaged in the blaze, which took
over two hours to extinguish.
crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar, Street, Weston-super-Mare
and Bridgwater were initially called to the scene shortly after
confirmed there was a fire in the roof of the building that is
used as a restaurant and café area and got to work with
breathing apparatus and hose reel jets.
4pm, crews had gained access to the roof space and were at work
with one breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two safety jets.
At 4.20pm, the aerial ladder platform was in use.
4.40pm, crews reported "good progress was being made damping
down the hotspots with the fire surrounded." Positive pressure
ventilation was also in use to remove smoke from the building.
5.15pm, crews gave a 'stop message' with the fire completely extinguished.
fire was extinguished using one breathing apparatus, six breathing
apparatus, two hose reels, two covering jets and two safety jets."
to the roof was 500 square metres caused by fire heat and smoke.
Crews continued into the evening to damp down several hotspots
and were liaising with site management and contractors."