Photos: Cattle and caravans saved in Brean farm blaze drama
of cattle and caravans were saved from a big fire which broke out
at a Brean farm on Friday evening and was still being tackled by
crews during Saturday.
photos show the ferocity of the blaze, which required six fire crews
from across the area to bring it under control.
woman was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation during the
blaze at Brean Farm in Brean Down Road 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 continued overnight into Saturday, with crews dampening
down hotspots and carrying out a watching brief allowing the straw
in the barn to burn out under controlled circumstances.
Saturday afternoon, the crews continued to make steady progress,
damping down as silage was removed when two fire appliances were
5pm on Saturday, two fire appliances from Wells and Burnham were
still on scene with progress being made with the removal of silage.
eyewitness told Burnham-On-Sea.com that holidaymakers helped to
move caravans and animals to safety in the initial stages of the
fire was in a large barn full of winter feed and was well alight,"
said one eyewitness.
from nearby Channel View caravan park, beach wardens and staff from
Warren Farm rushed to Brean Farm to help move the cows, tractors
from adjoining barns, and a large number of caravans from the caravan
added: "A safe area was created to make a fire break so the
flames didn't spread."
customer caravans in the storage area were damaged, but this fire
could have been a lot worst had it not been for everyone who helped."
from Brean Farm said: "We would like to reassure you that everyone
is OK, including the animals."
to the heroic efforts of Channel View customers, neighbours and
bystanders all caravans in storage were moved away from the source
of the fire. The fire brigade confirmed there were no caravans damaged."
cause of the fire was not immediately known and an investigation
Contributed photos of the farm blaze in Brean; and drone footage
of the fire from the skies above the site (Ben Warren)