Incident

Poly Tunnel Fire

Date
11.12am - 05 August 2021
Last updated
9.34am - 09 August 2021
Status
Closed
Incident type
In the open (large)
Location
North Curry
Attending station
Taunton
Ilminster
Bridgwater

Crews attended a poly tunnel on fire this morning, and on arrival requested assistance of a 3rd appliance and water carrier. One poly tunnel fire was spreading to an adjacent tunnel along with objects nearby. Crews got to work with 4 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel jets, 2 safety jets and 2 thermal imaging cameras. Western Power were requested to attend to isolate electrical supply.

The fire was caused accidentally and damaged some poly tunnels containing plants. Once the fire was extinguished, crews handed duty of care to the owner.