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PHOTOS: ‘Serious’ fire breaks out on farm

A farmhouse and milk store were badly damaged in a blaze, which broke out on a farm in the UK, over the weekend.

The fire occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning (October 3rd), in Edingworth, Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset.

Firefighters received multiple phone calls reporting a fire at Brent House Milk Farm.

Dozens of firefighters

In a statement, a spokesperson for Burnham-on-Sea- Fire Station said: “Fire engines from Burnham On Sea, Bridgwater, Weston-Super-Mare and Cheddar were mobilised to the incident.”

“On arrival, the crews confirmed that there was a fire located on the ground floor of the property and that all persons were accounted for.”

Crews set to work with two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one safety jet and requested the attendance of the power company to isolate the electrics.

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Fire crews requested a further two fire engines to support with breathing apparatus, which were mobilised from Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea, along with an incident command unit from Street. An aerial ladder platform was also requested which was mobilised from Bridgwater also.

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Fire crews continued to tackle the fire and a further two more fire engines were requested from Weston-Super-Mare and Winscombe.

Crews using six breathing apparatus wearers, two hose reel jets, one main jet, one fog spike and two safety jets were deployed to tackle the fire from inside the property and removed roof tiles from the house.

This incident was still ongoing at lunchtime on Saturday with fire engines in attendance from Weston-Super-Mare, Winscombe and two relief fire engines from Minehead and Castle Cary, along with a Heavy Rescue Vehicle from Glastonbury.

‘A very serious fire’ 

In a social media post, Brent House Farm Milk Store said: “We are sad to bring you some devastating news this morning. We have unfortunately had a very serious fire within our family farmhouse.”

“We are all our safe, but the firemen are continuing to work. The road is currently closed, please avoid the area.”

“The shop and milk vending machine will be closed until further notice. We will update you when we can.”

GoFundMe page

The Coles family thanked all those who have provided assistance including firefighters, family, friends, and neighbours.

A GoFundMe page has been launched to help the family following the recent fire.

The creator of the page says: “Following the recent fire at their farmhouse, let’s show our support as these kind-hearted people who looked after us during the lockdown and made sure we always had fresh milk and local produce.”

“It would be nice to see Liz, Steve, Sarah and Sam back on their feet as soon as they can… thank you.”

Images: Burnham-on-Sea- Fire Station 

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