Fire crews from three counties tackle blaze in East Devon farm workshop

Fire crews from three counties tackled a blaze that broke out in an industrial unit in a barn in East Devon on Friday afternoon (October 1).

Firefighters from Colyton, Seaton, Axminster, Danes Castle, Lyme Regis, Yeovil, Sidmouth, Chard, and Honiton were called to a farm in Colyton at around1.15pm, and worked together to extinguish the flames using two hose reel jets, one compressed air foam jet, one ground monitor, one 45mm jet, one gas monitor, and two thermal imaging cameras.

The cause of the blaze at the commercial workshop was thought to be accidental, the fire service said.

East Devon

Photo: Tracy Trelease.

An Axminster fire station spokesperson said: “Our Axminster crew were called alongside Colyton Fire Station, Seaton Fire Station, Danes Castle Fire Station – Exeter and Lyme Regis Fire Station along with supporting officers to reports of a commercial workshop on fire in Colyton.

“Once in attendance crews requested a water carrier which attended from Yeovil Fire Station, shortly after this another assistance message was sent for make pumps six – these further two appliances coming from Chard Fire Station and Sidmouth Fire Station, who were both on standby moves at Axminster and Colyton respectively.”

Colyton

Photo: Axminster Fire Station.

East Devon

Photo: Tracy Trelease.

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