Lambs die in barn fire near Burnham-on-Sea

PUBLISHED: 09:32 28 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:32 28 January 2018


Fire crews were called to a farm in Mark this morning.

Crews from Burnham-on-Sea, Taunton, and Bridgewater were called to a barn fire which killed five lambs this morning.

The firefighters were sent to a farm in Harp Road, Mark, at 5.11am today (Sunday).

Three engines from Burnham and Taunton, along with a water carrier were sent to the scene and on arrival confirmed a fire in a beam at the front of the barn.

The crews started extinguishing the fire using one hose reel jet and small tools and requested a rescue tender from Taunton to help stabilise the building.

A Devon and Somerset Fire Service spokesman said: “Crews were cutting away using small tools and used a thermal image camera to check for any fire spread. The rescue tender was turned back en route to the incident as crews confirmed the structure was secure.

The fire was confirmed out at 6.11am. Sadly five lambs died in the fire. Duty of care was left with the farmer.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 17:18

A woman has died today (Wednesday) after she was hit by a van.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:13

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Weston were well beaen by Radstock in the Somerset Super League Darts.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

American nu metal band P.O.D. will perform at the O2 Academy Bristol early next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston body builder with stage two cancer raised £1,000 for charity by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58

Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit to celebrate businesses and producers in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:57

Weston Athletic Club’s annual Christmas Cracker race took place on Weston beach with more than 2,000 runners taking part.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the Full Monty Cute, a hilly 10-mile course in South Somerset.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:13

Trophies were presented to Weston Golf Club ladies at their annual dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston’s Grand Pier donated a six-foot Christmas tree to an adventure park to raise money for charity.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -2°C

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

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

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists