Firefighters battle blaze in asbestos roof

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FIREFIGHTERS from Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Newton Abbot have joined other firefighters today, Tuesday, in battling a blaze in an asbestos roof.

A Fire Control spokesperson reports: ‘Fire control received multiple calls to a property fire in Ugborough. Three Fire engines (Buckfastleigh, Ivybridge and Ashburton) were assigned to the incident alongside an officer shortly after 9am

‘On arrival crews confirmed the asbestos roof of the domestic premises was well alight and requested an ariel platform ladder (Crownhill, Plymouth), one further fire engine (Newton Abbott), a water bowser (Plympton) and a hazardous materials officer attend to support.

‘Crew then requested a further two fire engines attend to help tackle the fire (Crownhill, Plymlouth).

‘Crews got to work with six breathing apparatus, five jets, a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. The drone has been deployed to assist with the fire investigation.’

By 6.30pm they reported: ‘The fire is now out, the property resulted in 50 per cent fire damage and 50 per cent smoke and heat damage.

‘The fire is believed to have started accidentally.’



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