20th January 2021

Neighbour calls firefighters to property fire in Taunton

The Fire Service were called to a domestic property fire by a neighbour at Outer Circle, Taunton at 15:30 this afternoon.

Two fire appliances from Taunton were mobilised. Crews used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a safety jet to enter the property.

All persons were accounted for and a dog was rescued before the arrival of the fire service.

Crews ventilated the property using a positive pressure fan and a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

The fire was started accidentally and involved clothing left on a cooker. The property suffered 80% damage by heat and smoke.

The Red Cross Fire Emergency Support vehicle will attend to offer assistance to residents.