SOMERSET NEWS: Van on fire at Asda car park

SOMERSET NEWS: Van on fire at Asda car park

Posted: 13th June 2016
FIREFIGHTERS were called out this evening (Monday, June 13, 2016) to deal with a van on fire parked at an Asda supermarket. The alarm was raised at just before 7.30pm to the incident at the Asda store car park in Creechbarrow Road, Taunton. One fire engine from Taunton attended the incident and firefighters discovered the van to be well alight. They quickly got to work…

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SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman needs medical help after fire

SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman needs medical help after fire

Posted: 13th June 2016
  AN ELDERLY woman suffered from smoke inhalation following a fire this afternoon (Monday, June 13, 2016) at a home near Castle Cary. Firefighters from Castle Cary and Wincanton were mobilised at just before 5.45pm to the problem at Churchfield Drive in Ansford. They discovered a fire in a first floor flat and quickly ascertained that all persons were accounted for. But…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Firefighters called out to deal with microwave fire

SOMERSET NEWS: Firefighters called out to deal with microwave fire

Posted: 13th June 2016
FIREFIGHTERS were called out in the early hours of this morning (Monday, June 13, 2016) following reports of a microwave fire at a home near Taunton. The alarm was raised at just after midnight when the owner of a property in Healys Meadow, Cotford St Luke, phoned the Fire Service to report smoke in her kitchen. Firefighters discovered a small fire in a microwave which…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Kitchen fire at residential home

SOMERSET NEWS: Kitchen fire at residential home

Posted: 13th June 2016
TWO fire engines from Taunton were called out this afternoon (Monday, June 13, 2016) following reports of an oven on fire at a residential home. The alarm was raised at just before 12.30pm to the incident at Wilton Street, Taunton, and on arrival the firefighters discovered there had been a small fire in a ground floor kitchen involving the oven which had been put out by…

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YEOVIL NEWS: Town centre is open for business

YEOVIL NEWS: Town centre is open for business

Posted: 13th June 2016
BUSINESS leaders are working together with council chiefs in a bid to encourage more shoppers and visitors back to Yeovil town centre. Highway improvements to two major roundabouts in the town have recently been completed which should – it is hoped – improve traffic flow. But there are concerns that while the works were being carried out many people turned their back on…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Two-vehicle crash on A37

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Two-vehicle crash on A37

Posted: 9th June 2016
EMERGENCY services were called out this afternoon (Thursday, June 9, 2016) following a two-vehicle crash on the A37 at Chilthorne Domer. One fire engine from Yeovil was mobilised following a request from the police for assistance as smoke appeared to be coming from one vehicle. Firefighters reported that nobody was trapped in the vehicles. “We made the vehicles and scene…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Woman airlifted to hospital after getting trapped under lorry

SOMERSET NEWS: Woman airlifted to hospital after getting trapped under lorry

Posted: 9th June 2016
AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance this afternoon (Thursday, June 9, 2016) after getting trapped under a lorry in Frome. Firefighters from Frome, along with colleagues from Warminster and Trowbridge in neighbouring Wiltshire, were mobilised at just after 2.30pm to the incident at Wessex Fields in Marston Road outside the Halfords store. A Devon and…

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YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Foreman cautioned over bonfire nuisance

YEOVIL AREA NEWS: Foreman cautioned over bonfire nuisance

Posted: 9th June 2016
A SITE foreman that was working in Yeovil Marsh has been formally cautioned for causing a public nuisance and dark smoke. Back in early May 2016, South Somerset District Council’s environmental protection team received a complaint concerning a fire on land in Yeovil Marsh which was causing a nuisance to residents. Officers from the environmental protection team went to…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman talked to safety by Fire Service

SOMERSET NEWS: Elderly woman talked to safety by Fire Service

Posted: 9th June 2016
AN ELDERLY occupant of a cottage on fire was evacuated to safety while talking to the Fire Service on the phone. The alarm was raised at just before 12.15pm today (Thursday, June 9, 2016) to the problem at Fons George in Taunton. Two fire engines from Taunton were mobilised following a call from the elderly person who could see and smell smoke, as well as hearing banging…

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SOMERSET NEWS: Firemen nominated for Heart Hero Awards

SOMERSET NEWS: Firemen nominated for Heart Hero Awards

Posted: 9th June 2016
TWO Taunton retained Fire Crew have been nominated by the British Heart Foundation for a Heart Hero Award at the University of Birmingham. The BHF Heart Hero Awards on June 29, 2016, recognise and celebrate exceptional contributions to the fight against heart disease. Watch manager Phil Musgrove and Firefighter Richard Flavin have been shortlisted in the innovation…

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