Fire crews tackle major workshop fire

PUBLISHED: 08:06 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:42 24 May 2018

Eight fire crews were called to tackle the blaze. Picture: Bedminster Fire Station

Eight fire crews were called to tackle the blaze. Picture: Bedminster Fire Station

Archant

Fire crews have been tackling a major fire for more than five hours near Cheddar this morning (Thursday).

https://twitter.com/BedminsterFire/status/999533344210739200

A crew from Cheddar received a call at 2.40am to Tynings Lane, in Charterhouse, after reports of a large fire at a two-storey workshop.

Eight fire crews from across Avon and Devon were called out to assist.

Charterhouse, near Cheddar. Picture: Google Maps. Charterhouse, near Cheddar. Picture: Google Maps.

Fire crews are making steady progress with the fire and at 7am, the incident was scaled down to three crews.

A spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: “This is an ongoing incident and crews will continue to dampen down hotspots.

Crews from Cheddar, Blagdon, Yatton and Winscombe assisted Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue at the fire at Charterhouse. Picture: Avon Fire and Rescue Crews from Cheddar, Blagdon, Yatton and Winscombe assisted Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue at the fire at Charterhouse. Picture: Avon Fire and Rescue

“Due to a large smoke plume from this incident, people within the area are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed.”

*UPDATE*

Crews from Cheddar, Blagdon, Yatton and Winscombe assisted Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue at the fire at Charterhouse. Picture: Avon Fire and Rescue Crews from Cheddar, Blagdon, Yatton and Winscombe assisted Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue at the fire at Charterhouse. Picture: Avon Fire and Rescue

Fire crews extinguished the blaze at 1.11pm.

A spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: This fire was in a commercial property consisting of one floor measuring approximately 35m by 15m used as a wood shavings processing plant.

“The fire was located in the packing area. The structure of the building was severely damaged by fire while the inside and contents were completely destroyed.

“The crews used eight breathing apparatus, two main jets, one compressed air foam jet, one light portable pump and drag forks. An onsite digger was also used to assist firefighters.”

Other News Stories

A hedgehog badly injured by a garden strimmer last year has been released back into the wild.

Read more

The bus service which connects Weston-super-Mare to Bristol Airport has celebrated its first year anniversary.

Read more

Weston-super-Mare’s seafront was packed yesterday (Saturday) as locals and residents turned their eyes to the skies to admire pilots’ skills in aeroplanes and helicopters.

Read more

Weston-super-Mare Pride has opened a shop and box office in preparation for the event next month.

Read more

A man was rescued from waist-deep water in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

Read more
07:00

Weston Air show returns today (Sunday) with another spectacular display on the seafront scheduled, including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The Royal Air Force (RAF) marked its 100th anniversary this year – and former serviceman Ken Delve has explored Weston-super-Mare’s links with the RAF.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A bridge, which was unusable for some people, was not likely to be finished for seven years, it was reported 50 years ago. Here is the news from the Weston Mercury and Somerset Herald in 1968.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:09

Aeroplanes of all shapes and sizes will soar over Weston-super-Mare this weekend for the return of the air festival, while you can also watch displays on the Beach Lawns for the Armed Forces Weekend. Here is the full schedule for everything you can enjoy and experience on Saturday and Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Catch our weekly round-up of photos shared with the Mercury by our readers.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder