FIRE UPDATE: industrial unit 100% destroyed by fire

By Nick Knight   |   Editor   |
Tuesday 26th April 2022 7:51 am
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AN industrial unit was completely destroyed in a fire that drew in crews from 12 stations overnight.

Firefighters from Newton Abbot, Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and Teignmouth were among the teams called in to reports of a fire on Babbage Road, Totnes.

Due to the number of calls five fire appliances and an Aerial Ladder Platform were sent to the scene.

A Fire Control spokesperson said: ‘The industrial unit was 100 per cent damaged by fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.’

Earlier they had reported: ‘On arrival crews confirmed a fire involving an industrial unit, which was well alight, and spreading to adjacent units. ‘The officer in charge requested a further three fire appliances and these were immediately sent on along with a Welfare Unit and Incident Command Vehicle.  ‘The fire is involving a single storey industrial unit, measuring 30 meters x 15 meters used for cardboard packaging.

Update 23:53 – The incident is starting to scale down. Two relief crews have been requested for midnight.  A telehandler is now in use to start turning over and damping down.  Fire investigation will commence tomorrow morning.

Update 03:40 – Equipment used throughout the incident is as follows:

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