27th January 2022

Property fire on Holway Avenue in Taunton

One fire appliance from Taunton, one from Wellington and one from Bridgwater were mobilised to a property fire on Holway Avenue in Taunton at 16:52 this afternoon (Tuesday).

Crews arrived on scene and confirmed smoke issuing, and requested a fourth appliance for assistance, mobilised again from Wellington.

Crews got to work with two breathing apparatus wearers and one hose reel jet.


17:21


Crews requested a further two appliances, taking the total to six, along with a water carrier.

Appliances were sent from Burnham on Sea, Ilminster and the water carrier from Bridgwater. The incident command unit was also mobilised at this point from Wiveliscombe.

Crews increased breathing apparatus wearers to six to check the property for persons. The fire was developing throughout the whole property, and crews requested a hydraulic platform, sent from Bridgwater.

Crews increased their water attack to two main jets, one hose reel jet, one safety jet and a fog spike jet, along with a thermal imaging camera and positive pressure ventilation. Western power were requested to attend to isolate power to the property.


18:20


Crews are making good progress containing the fire in two properties using one hose reel jet, one covering jet, positive pressure ventilation and breathing apparatus.


21:00


Crews are still fighting the fire using three main jets and a jet from the aerial appliance.

The gas main caught alight and the gas board are on scene isolating the supply to the property.

A building inspector is also on scene to check for structural stability.

Relief crews have been mobilised from Cullompton, Tiverton and Somerton.

One person presented themselves to paramedics with minor burns from the incident and were treated on scene.