Crews called to chimney fire

The Square, Shipham

Crews from Bath and Winscombe fire stations were called to a fire in the chimney of a commercial property used a residential dwelling, along with two crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. 

Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used two high-pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire that was caused by a log burner on the ground floor. 

Firefighters also used thermal imaging cameras to check for hotspots, a turntable ladder and a gas detection monitor, with damage confined to the chimney. 

One woman was rescued from the property and was uninjured. She did not require any further medical treatment. 

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.