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More than £2,000 raised after fire destroys artwork in Bridport

Fire in Bridport St Michaels Trading Estate (Bridport Fire Station Facebook)


11:17am 9th July 2018

More than £2,000 has been raised for artists who had their work destroyed by a fire in Bridport.

It took 12 fire crews to bring the blaze at St Michael's Studios under control on Saturday (7th July).

Firefighters from Bridport, Beaminster, Yeovil, Lyme Regis, Axminster, Seaton, Honiton, Castle Cary, Dorchester, Weymouth, Ilminster and Ottery St Mary all tackled the fire.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called 21 times after smoke could be seen billowing from a window at the studio.

A Facebook fundraising page has now been set up to help artists replace their materials and equipment.

Within 24 hours of being launched, the page had raised £2,133 of its £20,000 target.

Andrea Jenkins, who set up the page, said: "Whilst recognising that nothing can replace all that lost creativity, this fundraising aims to offer some practical support for the affected artists so that they can start to replace the materials and equipment they need to resume their creative practices."

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.



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