Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received reports of a fire within an oven today at 12:08, Puriton Hill, Puriton.

Fire Control immediately mobilised three fire appliances from Bridgwater, one from Burnham-On-Sea, the aerial ladder platform also from Bridgwater and an Operational Assurance Officer.

When the first crews arrived they confirmed smoke and flames issuing from a commercial kitchen, with the fire believed to be spreading to the roof. Crews got to work extinguishing the fire using two breathing apparatus wearers, one hose reel jet and one safety jet.

At 12:56 the Incident Commander made pumps six for additional breathing apparatus. These further appliances and support vehicles were sent from Taunton, Nether Stowey, Yeovil and Street.

At 13:16 four breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets and one safety jet were in use. Crews carried out damping down and cutting away to expose further hot spots.

The final details were confirmed that this was a fire in a commercial kitchen of a two storey property measuring approximately 20m by 15m, the fire caused 60% damage to the kitchen and a further 5% damage to first floor. The fire was extinguished using breathing apparatus wearers, hose reel jets and safety jets. One aerial ladder platform was also in use for damping down and making things safe.

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