Posted: 28.06.20 at 09:22 by The Editor
Location: Higher Westholme Road, Pilton, Shepton Mallet
2 fire appliances from Shepton Mallet, together with a water carrier from Bridgwater, were initially mobilised following calls reporting a barn on fire at the above location. As the calls came in and further information was established 2 more fire appliances, from Glastonbury and Wells, were added to the attendance to assist with firefighting.
Shortly after the arrival of initial crews they confirmed the timber stables were well alight and whilst it was confirmed that the building was empty of any livestock or machinery, crews soon established that 2 x 6KG propane cylinders were involved and set to work putting safe systems of work in place and evacuating neighbouring properties within a 50metre radius of the fire.
Crews made good and steady progress extinguishing the fire and cooling the cylinders (3 in total) at a safe distance, using hose reel and main jets, together with thermal imaging cameras to monitor the temperatures of the cylinders. Once extinguished and the cylinders made safe crews made final temperature checks before handing duty of care over to the owner. The stable was completely destroyed by the fire, which started accidentally and which also effected some nearby hedges and fencing, but the no other properties or structures were involved and there were no casualties. The incident was brought under control at 04:50hrs and all crews have now left the scene. These are the full and final details.