probe into big barn blaze near Burnham involving 500 hay bales
arson probe is underway into a 'deliberate' blaze near Burnham-On-Sea
which destroyed a barn and large quantities of hay early on Saturday
morning (July 29th).
reported here by Burnham-On-Sea.com,
five fire crews from across the region were called to the blaze
in Southwick Road, Mark, near Highbridge, shortly before 2.15am
where a barn with 500 bales of hay was well alight.
took several more than five hours to fully extinguish and damp down
the fire - and the fire service has confirmed that the cause was
with information should contact Burnham-On-Sea Police on the non-emergency
number 101 to help the enquiries.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Three fire appliances, including
one from Burnham-On-Sea, one from Bridgwater, one from Cheddar and
the water carrier from Bridgwater, attended the barn on fire."
was well alight on the arrival of crews. A fourth appliances was
requested, from Bridgwater, along with an incident command unit
tractor was removed from the building, and crews got to work with
two main jets and one compressed air foam jet."
fire involved a barn containing 500 bales of hay. Crews worked alongside
the farmer with his telehandler, dragging out the straw and damping
it down with one main jet and one hose reel jet."
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.