Police probe three barn blazes across Burnham-On-Sea area
Police are investigating three 'suspicious' barn fires in the Burnham-On-Sea
area in the early hours of Saturday.
from across Somerset were called to tackle the farmyard blazes in
the early hours - one at Burtle Road in Westhay at 2.20am, another
close by at the same time, and a third at Blakeway, Wedmore at 12.45am.
incident at Burtle Road in Westhay - pictured here - saw
crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Street, Bridgwater, Wells and Bridgwater
sent to the scene where a large amount of straw and a barn was destroyed.
service spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The incident involved
a barn measuring 50m x 30m with 150 tonnes of hay destroyed by fire.
The structure was 75% damaged by fire. Crews used two 45mm jets
and dampened down surrounding area. The cause of the fire was believed
to be deliberate. Police were in attendance."
the separate Wedmore incident, appliances from Glastonbury, Cheddar,
Street and Wells, plus a water carrier from Bridgwater were sent
to the fire at 12.45am.
fire spokesman added: "On arrival, the crews found the barn
in a field to be well alight. There were no adjacent buildings and
no life risk. After carrying out a thorough investigation firefighters
confirmed the fire was contained within the barn."
maintained a watching brief over the fire which involved one barn
measuring approximately 10m x 6m containing 100 to 120 tonnes of
hay which was totally destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire was
believed to be deliberate."
further revisit was carried out at 10am where crews reported the
whole structure had now completely collapsed. Affected stock and
building were 100% damaged by smoke and fire."
with information should contact Burnham-On-Sea Police via the non-emergency
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