Serious fire near Axminster

Investigations underway after a building was left severely damaged.

A commercial kitchen was found well alight at a premises in Musbury last night (Tuesday).

Firefighters from Axminster, Colyton, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Honiton attended the fire at a single storey building, at 10.13pm.

Additional support was requested from Chard together with an incident support unit and fire crews from Exmouth, Danes Castle and Sidmouth.

A hazardous materials and environmental pollution officer and fire investigation officer was also mobilised to the scene.

Hose reels and a compressed air foam system were used to tackle the blaze.

Firefighters also had to isolate two large propane tanks.

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The incident continued through to the early hours of this morning.

The building was left severely damaged and an investigation by police and the fire service is underway.

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