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Lightning Strike Causes Fire In Swanage

Dorset Fire And Rescue Engine

10:17am 11th October 2014

A lightning strike's being blamed for causing a fire to a building in Swanage.

At 5.53am this morning (11th October) Dorset Fire and Rescue was alerted to a fire involving a building off Townsend Road

Two on-call crews from Swanage proceeded and found that the fire involved the roof space of an unused wooden building and requested a third fire engine.  An on-call crew from Wareham was already en route to standby at Swanage Fire Station, so the crew was ordered on to the incident.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel and 2 main lines and conducted a search of the property to ensure that no-one was inside.  Firefighters worked to remove tiles and damp down the roof to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and the stop message was received at 07:38am.  The fire is thought to have been caused by a lightning strike and damaged approximately 25% of the roof.

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