fire crews called to thatched property blaze
firefighters were among 12 crews from across Somerset tackling a
thatched property blaze on Wednesday evening (February 28th).
fire crews were sent to the scene near Bruton where the roof of
a thatched property went up in flames at 4.45pm.
and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We
received multiple calls to a fire on the B3081."
fire appliances were sent from Wincanton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet,
Gillingham, Frome and Sherborne."
water carrier and an aerial ladder platform from Yeovil were also
sent to the scene, along with crews from Street, Wellington, Martock,
Warminster and a welfare unit from Burnham-On-Sea."
two minutes past five the fire service reports that all persons
were accounted for from the property.
spokesperson added: "The roof was 50% alight, road closures
were requested by crews on scene."