New Year’s Day fire could have spread to nearby homes
Shed severely damaged in ‘accident’.
Firefighters, called to St Andrew’s Road, Exmouth, on New Year’s Day when a shed caught fire, said they were concerned the blaze would spread to nearby homes.
The fire crews were called to the property shortly before 2pm, and called for police back up to control passing traffic after fears were raised the fire could spread to neighbouring properties.
A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire was accidental.
The spokesperson said: “This was a fire involving three outbuildings measuring three metres by four metres in size. “One garden shed was severely damaged by fire, one adjacent vehicle was slightly damaged by heat and three adjacent domestic properties were also slightly damaged by heat.”
Fire crews wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel jet run from a street hydrant to tackle the blaze.
A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots and fire crews also spent time turning over and damping down the area once the fire was out.
- 1 Met Office weather warning for wind in East Devon
- 2 Dramatic rock fall at Budleigh beach prompts warnings of further collapses
- 3 Santa's sleigh and Family Fun Run: Exmouth Rotary announces Christmas events
- 4 Chiefs' rebranding dignifies the club and city
- 5 Body of teenager found on beach in Exmouth
- 6 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as lights are on in Exmouth
- 7 Awesome Aaron earns Exmouth win with a worldie
- 8 No choice but to charge entry for public toilets
- 9 Plans for new town - and THOUSANDS of new homes - in East Devon revealed
- 10 Show of kindness helps keep people from going hungry this Christmas
Several members of the public reported the blaze to the fire service.