Axminster crew called to hedge fire

  Posted: 02.06.20 at 09:22 by Francesca Evans

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Axminster firefighters were called to a hedge fire which had spread to a property in Heath Common, Membury, yesterday evening.

The crew were called just after 7pm and one appliance attended the incident. On arrival crews confirmed the hedge well alight and got to work with two hose reel jets to put the fire out.

The fire began affecting the fascia boards of the nearby bungalow as it spread. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and removed the boards to investigate for fire spread, utilising a thermal imaging camera and ladders.

The adjacent property to the bungalow affected also sustained minor damage.

Crews confirmed the cause as accidental ignition.

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