A39 closed following crash

Expect big delays, as between Higher Clovelly in North Devon and Kilkhampton , the A39 is closed in both directions. Traffic is obviously very slow due to a serious accident on the stretch of the A39, involving a tractor and motorcycle  between B3248 between Welcombe Cross and Woolley. Diversions seem […]

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Halloween Costumes May Pose Fire Risk to Children

From Devon & Somerset Fire Service, as we approach Halloween: Parents are being warned of the potential fire risk posed by children’s fancy dress costumes, which can quickly burn if touched by a naked flame. As Halloween approaches, the Service advises that fancy dress costumes should only be purchased from […]

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Take Care During Candle Safety Week

And every other week, to be honest. Candles are dangerous things and it is the season of short days, and candlelit evenings, especially as we move towards Halloween. As part of the Fire Kills campaign, fire and rescue services across the country are asking people to take care this Candle […]

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Chimney Fire Safety Week

I don’t know if you’ve ever had a fire service but I have (birds love dropping nesting materials down uncapped chimneys) and it isn’t pleasant because: It’s potentially dangerous and scary, and, providing you survive that, you feel like an idiot. The smoke really gets into your throat and lungs […]

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Person Trapped By Car, Clovelly

I was a bit slow to report this one but on 23rd July, the Devon Fire Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving one vehicle outside the Red Lion on the Quay at Clovelly. The 4 x 4, containing a woman and her children, had lost […]

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Summer Driving Safety

In summertime throughout Devon and Cornwall the roads become busier than ever as holiday makers arrive. Watching your speed is important throughput the year, but Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is asking all road users to take extra care doing the summer months. I’m experiencing this first hand […]

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#Holsworthy Firefighters Appeal for New Recruits

Your fire station needs you, is the call from Holsworthy firefighters, as they start a recruitment campaign for new members to join their team. Rural fire stations, such as Holsworthy, rely on the goodwill of local people and their employers to ensure the town’s fire station is fully staffed, for Holsworthy […]

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Vehicle in Ditch at #Hartland A39

Fire appliances from Hartland and Bideford were mobilised to a report of a vehicle that had rolled into a ditch on Friday afternoon around 3pm. On arrival, crews reported one vehicle in a precarious position, but all persons were clear and free of the vehicle.  Crews made the vehicle safe […]

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Fires #Hartland and #Bude

Bude fire crews were kept busy yesterday. There was a tractor fire in an agricultural building in Hardisworthy, Hartland, around lunchtime. Fire Control mobilised one appliance from Hartland and requested assistance of two pumps from Cornwall FRS Bude to attend a tractor on fire within an agricultural building at a farm. […]

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Caravan Gas/Fire Safety

Over the weekend, this appeared on Instagram from Lily Allen. lilyallen I was in a gas explosion in my caravan today and I have minor burns and synged my eyelashes considerably. it was absolutely terrifying and I wouldn’t want anyone to go through anything similar. please be SO careful using gas […]

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Be Safe for Valentine’s

No, I’m not joining in with the 50 Shades fracas. This is a tad more romantic, a warning from Devon fire service about use of candles. Maybe you’re planning a romantic candle lit meal at home? Without wishing to put out the fire of passion, Devon & Somerset Fire & […]

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Bonfire Night Safety Advice from Devon Fire Service

It’s that time of year again, and fireworks are great fun if handled properly, so here is some timely advice from Devon Fire Service. Watching fireworks is popular and fun and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service want you to have a safe Bonfire Night – by following some […]

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Hazards of the Great Outdoors

With spring well and truly underway (sun shining as I type) the temptation to get outside is immense. It’s the time for camping, and  barbecues, and open fires. So, here’s a bit of timely advice from Devon & Somerset Fire Service. Please, please, please remember to be extra careful about […]

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Oil Leak on Torridge Bridge

A fire appliance from Bideford was mobilised yesterday, shortly after 6pm,  following a call from the occupant of a car that was leaking oil and petrol. Shortly after arriving the crew confirmed that approx 6 litres of oil and petrol had leaked on to the public highway. While waiting for […]

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Carbon Monoxide/Smoke Detectors – Make Them Law

Senior fire officers have welcomed the launch of a Government review that they believe could save dozens of lives every year. The Energy Act, which was given Royal Assent in December, includes an amendment which could see new powers introduced to make it a legal requirement for landlords to fit […]

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