These were the scenes in East Huntspill on Thursday (January 10th) when Burnham-On-Sea firefighters tackled a fierce vehicle blaze amid concerns that it would spread to a nearby home.

Crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called to Ashley Park shortly before 5.15pm where a van was alight.

“We were mobilised with our whole time colleagues from Bridgwater to the report of a van on fire,” confirmed a fire spokesman.

“On arrival they found the van well alight and affecting the neighbouring property.”

“The incident commander for the crew got them to work with two breathing apparatus and a compressed foam jet to fight the fire.”

“The fire was extinguished by the crew which involved the engine compartment and cab of the van.”

“Fortunately, the house sustained minor heat damage only which the occupants had vacated when seeing the fire.”

“Crews checked the van and house for any hot spots using the thermal image camera making sure all was safe before letting the occupants back in.”

Crews say the the cause of the blaze was determined to be accidental.


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