fire crews tackle blazes in Brent Knoll and Bridgwater
fire crews were called out twice to tackle incidents in Brent Knoll
and Bridgwater on Thursday (February 2nd).
from Burnham-On-Sea, Cheddar and Bridgwater were initially called
to Ham Road in Brent Knoll just before 10.30am following reports
of a fire and smoke alarm activating at a property.
electrical fuse supply had blown and was smouldering. Crews stood
by to await the arrival of Western Power Distribution to make the
house safe again.
were then called to a separate incident following an explosion at
a substation in Lower Bath Road, Bridgwater at 12.24pm alongside
fire crews from Bridgwater and Taunton.
got to work with breathing apparatus, one compressed air foam system,
covering and environment jets, a ladder, a thermal image camera,
hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools to suppress the fire
and an oil leak.
incident involved a 11kv transformer within a building. The fire
caused 100% damage to the transformer and 40% damage to the building
measuring 5m by 5m," said a spokesman.