Ottery fire crew tackles fuse box fire and other news
After reports of a fire involving a fuse box in a barn at a farm in Taleford fire crews from Ottery St Mary and Middlemoor, Exeter were mobilised. Read this and more.
FIRE: After reports of a fire involving a fuse box in a barn at a farm in Taleford fire crews from Ottery St Mary and Middlemoor, Exeter were mobilised. They arrived around 10am on Thursday, May 10, and confirmed a small fire in an electrical fuse board had spread to the first floor of the barn, damaging part of the flooring. The fire service requested Western Power to isolate the electrics before putting out the fire with small tools and a thermal image camera.
TREES: Ottery Town Council did not support plans to carry out works on trees at a property in West Hill. Councillors at Monday’s planning meeting said there was insufficient information and no report from an arboriculturist into proposals to fell two beech trees and cut back an oak tree and a further beech at Warren Park in the village.
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