At about, 4.52pm, yesterday afternoon, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received reports of smoke issuing from a derelict building at Hamp Bridge.

Fire control immediately mobilised two fire appliances from Bridgwater.

On arrival the incident commander confirmed,

“Smoke and flames issuing and due to poor water supply made up for the water bowser which was also sent from Bridgwater.

“The fire involved a single storey derelict building measuring approx. 20m x 10m. Crews got to work extinguishing the fire using one 45mm jet and one hose reel jet.”

At 5.13pm crews were using two hose reel jets, one 45mm jet and one thermal imaging camera to detect any further hotspots and fire spread.

At 5.41pm the fire was confirmed to be out. The fire involved a single storey derelict building that caused 40% damage to the entire building.

The fire was extinguished using two hose reel jets, one 45mm jet, one thermal imaging camera, drag forks and ceiling hooks.

Police were informed as the cause of the fire was believed to be deliberate.

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