Fire in Axminster Church

Police closed access to the town centre as firefighters tackled a blaze in the historic Minster Church. Photo by Chris Carson Police closed access to the town centre as firefighters tackled a blaze in the historic Minster Church. Photo by Chris Carson

Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:16 PM

Town centre sealed to traffic as crews tackle blazing pew

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firefighters tackled a blaze in the historic Minster Church at Axminster. Photo by Chris Carsonfirefighters tackled a blaze in the historic Minster Church at Axminster. Photo by Chris Carson

Firefighters were called to a blaze in Axminster’s historic Minster Church today (Thursday, March 6).

Although the extent of the damage is not yet known a crew member said it was a serious fire involving a wooden pew.

He said no one was injured in the incident and experts were checking to see what had caused the blaze.

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