Honiton firefighters tackle cars and building blaze at Dunkeswell airport

Firefighters from across two counties tackled a blaze at Dunkeswell airfield, near Honiton, on Thursday afternoon (April 21).

The fire service said crews arrived and confirmed the blaze involved a temporary building, cars and cylinders.

Firefighters tackling the blaze requested that a water bowser was mobilised from Danes Castle fire station, in Exeter.

Crews were called to the airfield shortly after 3pm after the fire service received several calls raising the alarm.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “Fire control received multiple call from the public and workers at the airfield in Dunkeswell.

“Three fire engines, one from Honiton and two from Wellington, and an ariel platform ladder from Taunton attended the incident alongside an officer.”

They added: “Crews immediately got to work with two breathing apparatus and two jets.”

Firefighters increased breathing apparatus wearers to four, and used two local hydrants, DSFRS said.


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