20 Tonnes of Thatch up in Smoke

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Arson at Dyers Farm 3rd Feb 2017
All available personnel from Somerton fire station were called out to a fire in the open on Dyers Road in Curry Rivel at 11.44pm.

The fire, on land belonging to Dyers Farm, was described as being approximately 50 metres by 20 metres in area, and required three engines and a 4x4 support vehicle to begin to bring it under control.
The fire involved a quantity of silage and led to crews evacuating up to 30 calves from a nearby barn, as well as protecting neighbouring properties and stores of animal feed.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary were summoned at 12.37am after the incident commander ordered the firefighter to "save all saveable property and protect as much cattle feed as possible."

At 1.10am a farm tractor was brought into play to remove burnt materials, as crews continues frantically to salvage property.
By 3.14am, the fire was out and crews were able to leave the scene — but a large quantity of thatch read had been lost in the process.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "Thatch reed was removed from an area around farm buildings. Approximately 20 tonnes of thatch reed was destroyed."

The fire was started deliberately and is being treated as arson.

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