Experts unable to establish cause of Plymouth blaze


A recent fire that took place at a golf club in Plymouth’s Boringdon Park remains shrouded in mystery, with investigators still uncertain of its cause.

The large-scale blaze saw a storage building that contained highly combustible materials, such as fertiliser, petrol and around 2,000 litres of diesel fuel, erupt into flames. As a result of the explosive nature of the structure’s contents, fire crews called to tackle the incident were forced to retreat during their attempts to put out the fire.

Following the incident at the Plymouth golf club, investigators returned back to the site to identify the fire’s cause, but were unable to do so.

A spokesperson from the Fire & Rescue Service for Devon and Somerset commented on their findings:

“Due to the amount of fire damage at the scene, we were not able to determine the cause of the fire. Motorised lawnmowers, diesel fuel and an acetylene cylinder were among the items inside the building, which was used as an industrial unit to store maintenance equipment for the golf club.”

It is the responsibility of enterprise owners operating commercial facilities like clubs or industrial options such as warehouses and storage facilities to always conduct a comprehensive risk assessment regarding fire safety. Measures commonly required to be taken include the installation of a fire alarm system or smoke detectors.

Firms booking a fire alarm installation in areas like Chester or Plymouth can count on certified electricians to fit equipment correctly and to code, so it meets required fire safety regulations.

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