Three crews fight Wixland Mill blaze

The fire broke out in a cooling unit at an animal feed plant.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at an industrial unit at Wixland Mill, Atherington, late yesterday afternoon (Monday, December 11).

Three pumps from Barnstaple, South Molton and Torrington attended, along with a water bowser and ariel ladder platform from Barnstaple.

On arrival, at around 4.45pm, the officer in charge confirmed a fire within a cooling unit in an animal feed mill.

Crews fought the fire using breathing apparatus, thermal imaging cameras, hose reel jets and compressed air foam.

The unit was left safe and in the hands of the property owners.


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