29th March 2020

Fires within derelict building in Taunton believed to be set deliberately

Two fire appliances from Taunton were immediately mobilised following a call reporting smoke issuing from a building on Canal Road in Taunton at 19:18 this evening (Thursday).

On arrival, the incident commander confirmed smoke issuing from the building and the crews were at work attempting to gain access to investigate the location of the fire.

The incident commander confirmed there were two fires located within the derelict building and were believed to be set deliberately.

The incident commander requested the attendance of the police due to the nature of the incident.

Crews promptly extinguished the fire using buckets of water.

Duty of care was left with the police.