July 29, 2017
Crews tackle big barn blaze near Burnham involving 500 hay bales

Five fire crews from across the region tackled a big barn blaze near Burnham-On-Sea during the early hours of this morning (Saturday, July 29th).

Firefighters were initially called to Southwick Road in Mark, near Highbridge, shortly before 2.15am where a barn with 500 bales of hay was well alight.

A spokesman told "Three fire appliances, including one from Burnham-On-Sea, one from Bridgwater, one from Cheddar and the water carrier from Bridgwater, attended a barn on fire."

"It was well alight on the arrival of crews. A fourth appliances was requested, from Bridgwater, along with an incident command unit from Street."

"One tractor was removed from the building, and crews got to work with two main jets and one compressed air foam jet."

"This fire involved a barn containing 500 bales of hay."

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.

It was a busy night for the crews, who were also called to an early morning crash in which a driver was rescued from an overturned car.


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