crews from Burnham-On-Sea battle property fire in Wedmore
from Burnham-On-Sea were among crews from across Somerset who
battled a huge fire in Wedmore last night (Saturday) that left
two properties damaged.
from Cheddar, Wells, Glastonbury, Burnham-On-Sea, Street, Shepton
Mallet, Bridgwater and Weston were sent to the scene after a caller
reported at 6.20pm that a roof was on fire at The Old Post Office
in Cocklake, Wedmore.
battled the blaze over the course of several hours as it quickly
spread, and it was extinguished using ten breathing apparatus
wearers, 2 hose reel jets and 2 covering jets.
crews removed part of the roof to tackle the blaze and inspect
it while also weather-proofing the property.
spokesman said: "It is believed that the fire started in
the first floor of the Old Post Office. There was fire damage
to the bedroom, on the first floor was 50% and 80% smoke damage
while 20% fire damage occured in the roof space."
Fire and Emergency Support Vehicle, manned by the Red Cross, was
in attendance to offer welfare and support to the occupiers, who
fire is believed to have started accidentally. A re-inspection
was set to be carried out by local fire crews early today, Sunday.