Crews tackle brewery shop fire

Old Cider Mill Estate, Station Road, Wickwar

Firefighters were called to deal with a fire in a shop on an industrial estate.

When crews arrived on scene they had to force entry to the building. Inside they found a fire affecting the chimney which was spreading to the roof.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose reel, a 45mm jet and two CO2 extinguishers to put the fire out. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hotspots.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally in a wood burner and spread to the flue and roof space. Fortunately, the shop was closed at the time and no one was hurt.