Chard home suffers smoke damage after candle left unattended

PUBLISHED: 19:16 23 October 2017

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Two fire engines from Chard and one from Ilminster attended the property in Essex Road at 6pm.

An unattended candle at a house in Chard prompted the fire service to be called after smoke was smelt.

Two fire engines from Chard and one from Ilminster attended the property in Essex Road at 6pm.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival crews confirmed the fire was involving a candle left unattended and had already been extinguished by the occupier.

“There was slight smoke damage to the property and crews used a positive pressure fan to remove the smoke.”

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