Combined crews fight industrial inferno


A recent fire at the Poole Trading Estate on Wellington’s Nynehead Road saw multiple stations respond and join forces to tackle the incident.

The fire began at 11.36 am on Sunday, September 6 at South West Computer Recycling Ltd, based at the industrial estate. While Wellington’s station sent two fire appliances, another, equipped with an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) came from Taunton.

Assessing the scale of the blaze, the initial crew on site requested additional support and engines were then dispatched from Cullompton and Wiveliscombe. The extensive operation also saw a water carrier arrive from nearby Bridgewater along with dedicated units for command, welfare, environmental protection, and incident support, issued from stations in Bovey Tracey, Ivybridge, and Honiton.

A spokesperson for the Fire and Rescue Services for Devon and Somerset commented on initial reports stating:

“Crews confirmed the fire involving an articulated trailer unit and adjacent commercial building fully alight.”

They added that the blaze involved recycling, containers and refrigeration units and that crews were using an aerial appliance for a water tower supported by five main hose jets.

To protect both people and property, it is the responsibility of owners of industrial enterprises to conduct comprehensive risk assessments for fire. Firms can rely on experienced industrial electrical contractors in Chester, Wellington, and other parts of the country for advice on fitting any safety equipment necessary, such as smoke detectors and fire alarms.

After working through the night, fire crews equipped with breathing apparatus surrounded and extinguished the blaze on Monday, September 7.

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