‘Severe’ fire in first-floor flat

The Esplanade in Burnham-on-Sea (stock image). Picture: Google Maps

The Esplanade in Burnham-on-Sea (stock image). Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Google Maps

Three crews were called to deal with a ‘severe’ flat fire.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was given a 999 call yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) after a blaze broke out in a first-floor flat in The Esplanade, in Burnham-on-Sea.

Its spokesman said teams from different fire stations were mobilised to the scene.

They said: "Two fire appliances from Burnham and one from Bridgwater attended a fire in a first-floor flat of a property.

"The fire was located in the kitchen, and crews entered the building wearing breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet.

"Crews put the fire out, and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

"A positive pressure fan was then used to clear the property of smoke logging.

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"The flat sustained severe fire, heat and smoke damage, and also smoke damage to neighbouring flats.

"Crews confirmed the fire was caused accidentally."

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