One person treated after Musbury fire


    ONE person was treated by paramedics for “minor burns and smoke inhalation” after a fire involving the roof space of three adjoining properties in Musbury on Monday morning.

    Firefighters were despatched to Northfield, Musbury, just before 11am and a spokesperson for the fire and rescue service said: “Three appliances were mobilised – from Axminster, Colyton and Seaton – following a report of a roof fire.”

    An additional appliance from Lyme Regis was subsequently requested.

    On arrival at the scene crew confirmed there was smoke and flames issuing from a property.

    Crews, including six breathing apparatus wearers, tackled the fire.

    The spokesperson said in an incident update just before 11.30am: “Additional properties are being checked by fire service and utilities have been isolated.

    “Ambulance has been requested for one person suffering from smoke inhalation and a small burn to left foot.”

    Crew also requested the attendance of the Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service.

    Just after 2pm, the spokesperson said: “A fire in the roof space of three adjoining properties extinguished, using six breathing apparatus, three thermal image cameras, one jet, two hose reels, roof and short extension ladders.

    “One female was treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation by ambulance personnel.”

    Chief Reporter | Started his working life on a farm before becoming a screen printer, both in Sweden. Had another career change and turned to journalism in the mid1990s. Enjoyed an internship with Alexandria Gazette Packet, Va, USA, before moving to the UK. Got a job with The Clarion in Yeovil in 1998, but moved to Axminster in 2006 and has worked on the East Devon beat since.