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Firefighters tackle Sidbury workshop blaze

By mwill  |  Posted: January 26, 2013

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The Fire Service received a call to an outbuilding on fire at Furzehill, Sidbury, near Sidmouth at around 2:30pm on Saturday. Two fire appliances from Sidmouth and a water foam carrier from Danes Castle Exeter attended.

Upon arrival, fire crews requested a third fire appliance from Exmouth, with a thermal image camera and a positive pressure ventilation fan. Fire crews confirmed a fire involving workshops, measuring three metres by five metres, attached to a domestic property.  The outbuilding was well alight and severely damaged by fire.

The fire was extinguished by fire crews using four breathing apparatus wearers, two hose reel jets, a positive pressure ventilation fan and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots.  Fire crews utlised small tools to cut away hot spots.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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