fire crews called to tackle big blaze at farm in Brean
fire crews from across the area were called to tackle a big blaze
in Brean on Friday evening (August 4th).
were called to Brean Farm in Brean Down Road at 6.25pm where a large
barn, measuring 100m x 50m, was well alight.
engines from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Bridgwater, along with
a water carrier from Bridgwater, were initially sent to reports
of a barn alight.
said: "Crews got to work with a hose reel jet and a main jet
fighting the fire and protecting surrounding buildings."
officer in charge then requested the attendance of a further three
fire engines to make the count up to six."
were sent from Nether Stowey, Glastonbury and Wells. An incident
command unit was also sent from Wiveliscombe."
incident was sectorised into two sectors and crews then got to work
extinguisng the blaze."
eyewitness told Burnham-On-Sea.com that holidaymakers helped to
move caravans and animals to safety in the initial stages.
from Brean Farm said: "We would like to reassure you that everyone
is OK, including the animals! Thanks to the heroic efforts of Channel
View customers, neighbours and bystanders all caravans in storage
have been moved away from the source of the fire. The fire brigade
have confirmed there has been no caravans damaged and they are not
at risk. They will continue to monitor the fire over night."
cause of the fire was not known.