gutted as Burnham-On-Sea fire crews tackle fierce blaze
was all that remained of a shed following a dramatic fire in Edithmead
near Highbridge on Thursday evening (August 2nd).
and Bridgwater fire crews were called to Bristol Road in Edithmead,
Highbridge just before 6.45pm.
and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call from a member
of the public reporting a shed on fire," said a fire service
fire appliances, from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater, were immediately
arrival, the officer in charge confirmed that a storage container
containing building materials was well alight."
quickly got to work using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet
to tackle the fire."
officer in charge later informed fire control that a small amount
of asbestos roofing sheets had been involved in the fire, however
with the advice of a hazardous materials officer, this was contained."
The charred remains of the Edithmead shed (Burnham Fire Station)