Fire crews from Devon, Somerset and Dorset tackle roof blaze at property in Axminster

Fire crews tackled a roof fire in Axminster after smoke and flames were seen coming from a property in Weycroft yesterday evening (Wednesday).

Firefighters from Axminster, Charmouth, Chard and Yeovil, and the aerial platform from Yeovil, were called to the property shortly before 6pm on March 31.

When the first crew arrived, they found the roof of the property was well alight and requested the attendance of another two fire engines from Chard and Lyme Regis to help tackle the blaze.

Honiton fire station was mobilised with its command support unit and Bovey Tracey fire station attended with its incident support unit.

Crews remained at the scene until after 8pm, extinguishing and damping down hot spots.

Axminster

Fire crews tackled a roof fire in Axminster after smoke and flames were seen coming from a property in Weycroft.
Photo: Axminster Fire Station.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received multiple reports of smoke and flames issuing from a property.

“Crews from Axminster, Charmouth fire station and Chard fire station were mobilised along with an aerial ladder platform from Yeovil fire station.

“Upon arrival of the first crew they confirmed the roof of the building was well alight and requested the attendance of another two crews from Chard and Lyme Regis in order to help fight the blaze.

“Bovey Tracey fire station were mobilised with their incident support unit. Honiton fire station were mobilised with their command support unit.”

 

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