25th July 2021

Taunton crews called to recycling lorry trailer fire

Two fire appliances from Taunton were immediately mobilised following a report of a fire involving a refuse lorry this afternoon.

On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire within the trailer of a recycling lorry.

Crews got work with two breathing apparatus, drag forks and one hose reel jet. On site staff assisted with a telehandler.

The officer in charge believed this fire to be accidental.

The fire involved a small quantity of paper within the trailer of a articulated refuse lorry.