Shed fire in Exeter spreads to neighbouring properties and destroys concrete roof

Fire crews called to tackle a shed fire in Exeter on Thursday (September 17) found the blaze had begun to spread to joining properties.

Firefighters from Middlemoor and Danes Castle fire stations were called to Cowick Lane at around 2.15pm, where they wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to knock down the flames.

The blaze completely destroyed a concrete roof, and caused 20 per cent damage to one neighbouring property, and 10 per cent to the building on the other side.

The fire service said the cause of the blaze was currently unknown.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire engines from Dane Castle and Middlemoor were mobilised to attend multiple reports of a shed on fire in Cowick Lane, Exeter.

“On arrival the crews confirmed that the fire had started to spread to the adjoining properties so set to work with breathing apparatus and hose reel jets.

The fire crews extinguished the fire using a total of two breathing apparatus, two hose reels, two thermal image cameras, a triple extension ladder, small tools and decontamination equipment.

“The fire caused one hundred per cent damage to a cement roof, twenty per cent damage to one neighbouring property and ten per cent damage to the other neighbouring property.

“The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.”

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