Barn blaze in
West Huntspill may have been set deliberately
Police and firefighters say a huge blaze that destroyed a barn and
thousands of pounds worth of straw in West Huntspill on Saturday
(February 4th) may have been set deliberately.
from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were sent to Sloway Lane, West
Huntspill just after 3pm, as pictured here, to battle the blaze.
barn measuring 30 metres x 20 metres containing over 150 big bales
of straw was well alight," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com
at the scene.
got to work with a main jet and a compressed air foam jet to prevent
the fire spreading and then held a watching brief to allow the straw
to safely burn."
was also used to remove some bales from within the barn while crews
battled the fire.
shut Sloway Lane while crews tackled the incident and fire crews
and Police are investigating the cause of the blaze amid suspicion
that it may have been set deliberately.
with information should contact the police's non-emergency number