Bridgwater scrap yard fire being investigated

Bridgwater Mercury: The scrap yard just off Taunton Road The scrap yard just off Taunton Road

THE cause of a fire overnight (May 14) at a scrapyard at Somerset Bridge is currently being investigated.

Two fire engines from Bridgwater were sent out at just before 2am this morning to reports of flames and smoke in a scrap yard off of Taunton Road, Bridgwater.

On arrival crews asked for assistance with a further two fire engines from Taunton and water carrier and hydraulic platform from Bridgwater.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire involved a scrap yard containing about 350 vehicles, a large pile of tyres and workshop surrounded by corrugated metal fence."

At 3am the firefighters asked for the an incident support unit from Taunton and all available foam stock from Taunton and Bridgwater to help fight the blaze.

By 5am the firefighters had the incident under the control and the operation was being scaled down.

The Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said that 50 per cent of the scrapyard had been damaged by fire.

And he added: "The cause of the fire is being investigated."

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9:55am Mon 14 May 12

Samej1 says...

Mr Blobby - there, thought I'd get that one in first!

Maybe it was a spark from the Williams garage? Seriously, glad no one appears to have been injured etc.
Mr Blobby - there, thought I'd get that one in first! Maybe it was a spark from the Williams garage? Seriously, glad no one appears to have been injured etc. Samej1
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11:27am Mon 14 May 12

RustyKnight says...

Mr Blobby?

Michelin man maybe but who is this Blobby character you speak of?
Mr Blobby? Michelin man maybe but who is this Blobby character you speak of? RustyKnight
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10:01am Tue 15 May 12

*Flick* says...

By the looks of things, there is a new childrens campain - which involves Mr Blobby being an arsonist... Someone obviously likes this as he is commenting on every post he finds relating to fire ;)
By the looks of things, there is a new childrens campain - which involves Mr Blobby being an arsonist... Someone obviously likes this as he is commenting on every post he finds relating to fire ;) *Flick*
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7:58pm Tue 15 May 12

Baldbloke says...

Mr Blobby is clearly a troll as well as an arsonist... a clinically obese one with a serious skin disorder and dire fashion sense to boot :-)

Must have been attracted to the moulded pictures of his distant relative on the side of all those tyres piled up by the canalside.

Come on Bibendum Blobby - we await your response...
Mr Blobby is clearly a troll as well as an arsonist... a clinically obese one with a serious skin disorder and dire fashion sense to boot :-) Must have been attracted to the moulded pictures of his distant relative on the side of all those tyres piled up by the canalside. Come on Bibendum Blobby - we await your response... Baldbloke
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