Sidmouth firefighters called out twice in one day

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road - Credit: Archant

Crews attended shouts in Fortescue Road and in Core Hill Woods.

Sidmouth firefighters were called out twice in the space of three hours this morning (Wednesday).

An engine was called to a care home in Fortescue Road shortly after 8.50am after a fire alarm was triggered by cooking fumes.

A spokesman reported there was no fire and that duty of care was left with the maintenance team.

Crews were mobilised again just before midday after receiving a call that smoke and flames could be seen in Core Hill Woods.

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A fire spokesman said: “A small controlled burn was found around the Burscombe Lane area. There were land workers burning debris from a clearing. A phone call is usually made to control informing them of controlled burns, no call was made today.

“The crew tracked back through the woods to the pump and were in full fire kit.”

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It is the sixth callout this week for the team who have come to the aid of a pensioner, tackled a kitchen blaze and helped extinguish a thatched roof.

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