Crews called out to filter fire in Clyst St Mary

PUBLISHED: 11:38 12 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:38 12 August 2016


Fire crews were called out to a fire this morning involving an ‘anerobic digester’ in Clyst St Mary.

At around 6.40am fire crews from Middlemoor, Danes Castle and Topsham were mobilised to reports of a fire in Oil Mill Lane.

Crews confirmed the fire which involved the carbon filter stack and set to work extinguishing it.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “By 7.28am the crews had extinguished the fire but there was a presence of gas.

“A hazardous materials officer was requested and crews donned breathing apparatus in order to open a valve within the premises to ventilate the system.

The cause of the fire was accidental which was dealt with using four breathing apparatus wearers, five dry powder extinguishers, a gas monitor and thermal imaging camera.”

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