fire crews called to smoke-logged Puriton property
Bridgwater and Taunton fire crews were sent to reports of a possible
fire at a conmercial property on the Dunball Industrial Estate in
Puriton on Saturday (November 25th).
were called out at 11.04am following a call from site security,
reporting smoke inside one of the units was emerging from a unit.
minutes of the first crew arriving we confirmed that smoke was issuing
from the shutter doors of an industrial unit," says a spokesman.
of the neighbouring unit had made contact with the keyholder. Crews
investigated and reported that they believed this to be a refrigeration
unit on a trailer running inside the warehouse."
11.31am crews confirmed they had gained entry to the unit, which
was filled with smoke."
set to work with 2 breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and a safety
jet to investigate further."
11.42am the fire was located within the extraction system of a mobile
MRI trailer, sat within a warehouse measuring around 100m x 40m."
sectoring the incident, into two sectors, crews were able to remove
the MRI trailer and tractor out to the open, while other crews worked
within the warehouse to clear it of the smoke and fumes."
12.28pm the incident was brought under control. The fire within
the extraction hose was confirmed to be out on our arrival but the
warehouse was heavily smoke logged as a result."
used a thermal imaging camera to confirm that the fire was out before
using three positive pressure ventilation fans to clear the warehouse
of the smoke and fumes."
were no casualties and duty of care was left with the owner of the