Lyme fire crew helps to tackle barn blaze

MULTIPLE fire crews were called to an agricultural fire at Fishpond Bottom, near Lyme Regis, on Saturday afternoon.

Five pump crews and two water carrier crews were called to the fire involving straw inside a single storey barn in Combe Drain, Fishpond Bottom.

Firefighters from Charmouth, Axminster, Lyme Regis, Bridport, Beaminster, Chard and Yeovil attended and used two hose reel jets and two main lines to extinguish the fire.

Later that night, the Axminster crew were called to a car fire in Hawkchurch.

Firefighters donned breathing apparatus and put the fire out using two hose reel jets. A small amount of hedgerow was also extinguished.

The fire severely damaged the vehicle and was deemed as accidental ignition. Crews left the scene in the care of recovery.

Woodmead Halls
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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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