East Devon fire crews successfully remove cylinders from garage blaze at Dalwood

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to tackle a blaze in garage of vehicles and cylinders in Dalwood, near Axminster, in the early hours of Friday morning (November 20).

Fire crews from Axminster, Colyton, Honiton fought the blaze at Daneshill Cross, after reports were received that crackling sounds and smoke alarms could be heard coming from a property.

When Axminster firefighters arrived shortly after midnight, they found a garage on fire containing vehicles and cylinders.

The East Devon firefighters successfully removed and cooled the cylinders and extinguished the blaze.

Axminster firefighters left the scene at around 4am and a relief crew from Sidmouth took up watch to prevent any possible flare-ups.

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A garage on fire at Dalwood had vehicles and cylinders inside, said firefighters.
Photo: Axminster Fire Station.

An Axminster Fire Station spokesperson said: “Our Axminster firefighters along with appliances from Colyton Fire Station and Honiton Fire Station were sent to reports of smoke alarms sounding and a crackling noise at a property in Dalwood.

 “Upon arrival Axminster crews found one garage containing vehicles and cylinders well alight and the Incident Commander from this pump immediately committed two firefighters in breathing apparatus to fight the fire.”

The Incident Commander requested extra fire engines, with an additional appliance coming from Honiton.

The fire spokesperson said: “Breathing apparatus was then increased to four wearers to enable us to fight the fire more effectively on multiple fronts.

“Crews removed and cooled affected cylinders.

“After successfully extinguishing the fire and dampening down our crew left the scene at 4am after a relief crew from Sidmouth Fire Station provided a watching brief to prevent any potential flare ups.”


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