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Investigation into cause of garage tyre fire in Chard

By WG_SForrester  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

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Police and fire crews are investigating the cause of a blaze in Chard in which 100 tyres and a derelict vehicle were damaged last night.

The fire broke out at Bartlett Park Garage, Thorndun Park Drive, at around 9pm.

Firefighters responded to numerous calls from members of the public reporting what they first thought was a building on fire at the address.

Whilst on route the original crew called for back-up, due to local knowledge that it was a large building. However, on arrival the crews confirmed that the building was not involved.

It took more than two hours to bring the fire under control and extinguish it.

Ambulance crews also attended to treat a 48-year-old man, from a neighbouring property, who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

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