Fire at a house near Bridport

Fire at a house near Bridport

Published by George Sharpe at 2:33pm 12th March 2020.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Toller Porcorum this afternoon.

Fire crews were called around 12:15 to a property that is currently under renovation.

Bridport Fire station

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

"The property involved is under renovation. The fire was started accidentally when soldering water pipe fittings ignited the insulation lagging surrounding the pipes. 

"Workers managed to extinguish the fire using fire extinguishers. 

"Crews used a thermal imaging camera and removed floor boards to trace the extent of the fire and extinguish any hot spots."