East Devon firefighters tackle evening garden blaze in Seaton

A blaze which spread beyond three gardens in Seaton on Thursday evening (April 29) was tackled by fire crews from across East Devon.

Firefighters from Seaton, Colyton and Axminster were called to Scawell Lane at around 6.30pm where they found ‘large amounts’ of smoke in the area.

The fire was thought to be accidental, destroying areas of each garden involved.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “Fire crews from Seaton and Colyton were mobilised to a fire in the Scawell Lane area of Seaton last night.

“Upon arrival, crews requested the attendance of a third fire engine due to large amounts of smoke in the area. One fire appliance from Axminster was mobilised.”

The spokesperson said crews got to work using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two thermal image cameras and a short extension ladder to tackle the fire which started in a garden structure, spreading to three neighbouring gardens, and structures.

DSFRS added: Most of the garden structures were 100 per cent damaged by the fire and one was only five per cent damaged by fire.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.”

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