News in Shepton Mallet

Date: 17.07.2018
Time: 18:51
Location: Coxbridge Drove, Coxbridge, Glastonbury

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a barn fire at the above location.

On arrival the officer in charge confirmed a fire within a barn containing four hundred large bales of hay. The farmer was assisting crews with telehander removing bales from the barn to show hot spots for the crews to extinguish.

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Date: 12.07.2018
Time: 07:30
Location: Salisbury Plain - Impacting Frome, Wells and Shepton Mallet

We have received various reports stating that there is strong smell of smoke and hazy smoke visible in the areas of Frome, Wells and Shepton Mallet.

If you are within this area however and still unsure and concerned as to the source and location of smoke please call 999.

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Date: 11.07.2018
Time: 09:40
Location: Evercreech, Shepton Mallet

Two crews from Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary were mobilised to reports of a Tractor pulling machinery on fire on a main road.

The crews used breathing apparatus sets, thermal imaging cameras, hose reels and a 45mm jet to extinguish the blaze.

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Over 7,000 Somerset residents and organisations took part in a 19-week library service redesign consultation, Somerset County Council's Scrutiny Committee heard today.

Survey respondents were asked to review a set of proposals for the library they visit most often and consider the impacts the proposals will have on them, their family and their communities. They were also asked for alternative ideas on delivering library services going forward.

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Date: 10.07.2018
Time: 03:22
Location: Cats Ash, Shepton Mallet

One fire appliance from Shepton Mallet was mobilised to a report of a vehicle on fire at the above location.  
On arrival fire crews extinguished the fire using 1 hosereel jet and small tools.  Police were requested to attend due to the suspicious nature of the fire - pol log 103 refers.  25% fire damage was caused to the vehicle.   

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Date: 09.07.2018
Time: 14:37
Location: Brewery Lane, Holcombe, Shepton Mallet

Crews from Shepton Mallet, Radstock and Paulton were mobilised to a report of a road traffic collision on Brewery Lane in Holcombe, involving two vehicles with 2 people trapped.
Upon arrival crews confirmed 2 persons had self rescued while another was extricated using hydraulic rescue equipment and stabilisation equipment.

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Added on 05 July 2018 at 16:38

A 66-year-old man has appeared in court charged with multiple sexual assaults against children.

Paul Dowbekin, from Nunney, appeared at Yeovil Magistrates' Court today (5 July) charged with 11 offences between 2002 and 2010 committed against five children, aged under 14, all of whom were pupils at a school in Somerset.

All have been offered specialist support.

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Date: 01.07.2018
Time: 14:30
Location: Off of Torbay Road, Castle Cary

The Fire Service received several calls for a fire in the above area.
Fire Appliances from Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and Wincanton was mobilised to this incident.
On arrival, crews requested for an additional 3 Pumps to be mobilised. Crews confirmed this incident to involve 8 x 30ft Containers containing Tyres and Various Fuels fully involved in the fire.
15:07 Crews requested further resources and Made Pumps 12. 
Crews are currently at work with 3 Main Jets, Compressed Air Foam and 8 Breathing Apparatus.
The incident is still on going, further details to follow........ 

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Date: 29.06.2018
Time: 22:46
Location: Old Bristol Road, Upper Milton, Wells.

The Fire Service were called to a report of a road traffic collision at the above location. Both fire appliances from Wells and the rescue tender from Glastonbury were mobilised to this incident.

The crew got to work extinguishing the fire with the use of 1 hose reel jet. Once all vehicles were made safe this incident was handed over to the police and the crew returned home station.

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