6th March 2021

11 firefighters called to fire on first floor flat balcony in Taunton

Three fire engines from Taunton were
mobilised following several calls reporting a fire involving the balcony of a first floor flat on Kingston Road in Taunton at 12:50 this afternoon (Friday).

Fire crews confirmed a fire involving the exterior balcony of a first floor flat of a five storey building involving furniture.

Fire crews used a ladder for access and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire which was confined to the balcony itself.

Crews also used a thermal image camera to check for hot spots and small tools to cut away external cladding in order to check for any possible fire spread.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

The police also attended this incident to provide traffic control.