Commercial property fire at Yarcombe

PUBLISHED: 07:23 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 07:23 25 June 2019

Axminster Fire Engine. Picture D&SFRS

Axminster Fire Engine. Picture D&SFRS

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Animal feed machine severely damaged in blaze

Firefighters from Honiton, Axminster and Chard attended a fire in a commercial property at Crawley, Yarcombe, at around 5pm yesterday (Monday, June 24).

A water carrier from Yeovil was also sent to the scene.

On arrival, the incident commander confirmed that there was a fire within an animal feed grinder mechanism and got crews to work to tackle the blaze using four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one covering jet, thermal imaging cameras, a carbon monoxide monitor and small tools.

The fire caused approximately 80 per cent damage to the machine and slight smoke damage to the rest of the building.

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