Incident

Property fire

Date
12.43pm - 28 July 2021
Last updated
1.59pm - 25 August 2021
Status
Closed
Incident type
Building (other)
Location
Starcross
Attending station
Dawlish
Teignmouth
Middlemoor

Fire control received multiple reports of an outbuilding and some trees on fire at the above location. 

Control immediately mobilised 2 appliances.

Once on scene crews confirmed one container used as storage well alight with smoke issuing across the main road, crews got straight to work using 2 breathing apparatus and 2 attack jets. Shortly after this crews made an assistance message for Make pumps 3 so control mobilised a further appliance which was sent to help with water relay. 

Crews confirmed that they were using 1 hose reel jet, 2 attack jets, 2 crew in Breathing Apparatus and a Thermal imaging camera, and had the fire surrounded, Crews on scene then informed control that there were 4 cylinders involved in fire and were unsure of their contents. 

Crews successfully extinguished the fire using 4 breathing apparatus 2 attack jets 1 thermal Imaging camera and 1 hose reel jet, the contents of 2 containers measuring approximately 2x10 Metres were 80% destroyed by fire 4 cylinders were cooled by fire service personnel back to an ambient temperature. 

Crews believe this to be accidental ignition from a bonfire that was left unattended adjacent to the storage units. 

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