Incident

Fire Retail/Public Assembly

Date
12.30pm - 05 August 2021
Last updated
3.24pm - 10 August 2021
Status
Closed
Incident type
Retail /public building
Attending station
Burnham On Sea
Bridgwater
Cheddar
Nether Stowey
Street
Shepton Mallet
Wellington
Ilminster

Fire appliances attended a developed fire on the pier, following multiple calls from members of the public. A request was made for a further 3 appliances, along with the incident command unit.

The fire involved a single storey building used as an amusement arcade. 4 breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet and 2 main jets were in use.

At 1336 hrs, a further 3 appliances were requested for breathing apparatus. Also, Avon FRS sent Weston Super Mare with their turntable ladder to support the incident. Crews added an additional hose reel jet, fogspike and triple extension ladder to the equipment in use at the scene.

At 1416 hrs, crews began stripping external flashing to gain access to the fire in the wall cavity, and damp down hot spots. Western Power were requested to isolate the electricity.

The incident is being scaled down.

At 1641 hrs, crews confirmed this as a timber framed metal cladded amusement arcade with a fire at the rear. The fire was extinguished, and crews confirmed severe damage by fire, smoke and water. Crews used a total of 16 breathing apparatus sets, 2 main jets, 2 hose reel jets, fogspike, triple extension ladder, thermal imaging cameras and small tools. The cause is undetermined at this time, and investigations continue.