Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | June 5, 2015

Fire Call, 3rd of June, Roof fire, Plymouth

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At 17:29 on the 3rd of June, Yelverton appliance was sent to station 49 Crownhill for stand by duties. Before we had arrived at Crownhill we were mobilised as part of a “make up, make pumps 8” to a roof fire at Mount Wise. On arrival the crew were used for BA duties and the OIC assisted with Command support. Later, the appliance was used to service the aerial platform and the crew took control of Sector one the front of the building. The fire had started as a flat fire but had spread into the roof space. Because of the unusual roof construction, it had been a flat roofed building with a natural cavity in it that had in more recent years been capped with a metal pitched roof. The fire was spreading rapidly through the cavity within the flat roof and crews were unable to get at it because of the pitched roof. The prevailing wind pushed the fire along the building and eventually around eleven maisonettes were destroyed by the fire. Thankfully no one was injured. The crew finally closed home station at 02:08!!! I’ve included some photos.




  1. Hi Fred and all at Yelverton Fire station
    It looks like it;s been a busy couple of weeks for you all at station 58 with a good variety of shouts.
    At the flat fire your pump was to service the ALP does this mean you pumped water to it? And would it therefore be correct to say that the ALP cannot operate without a multi purpose appliance?
    Thank you, keep up the good work
    Yours Sincerely

    • Hi Mark

      Sorry its taken so long to reply.
      Yes your right the ALP needs a dedicated appliance to provide two deliveries of water. We have been very busy but its quietened down in the last few weeks which is good for local residents.


  2. Only just been directed to your blog, which is very interesting. Good to see the activities of a Devon RDS station, with some fascinating pictures.

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