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Fire crews tackling 'large' blaze at Chard scrap yard
FIRE crews are tackling a blaze at a car scrap yard in Beeching Close, Chard, this afternoon.
Two fire appliances from Chard responded to the incident around 1.20pm.
Upon arrival, crews confirmed a 'large fire' was in progress and requested a hazardous materials officer attend due to the nature of the the materials involved.
Less than 10 minutes later the incident commander requested a third appliance for manpower and safety and crews began tackling the fire with breathing apparatus, one foam branch and one covering jet.
By 2.10pm the fire had been reduced to a manageable size and discussions are taking place with the hazardous materials officer on the next course of action. Crews are also using a mechanical digger to pull the scrap metal out of the bay together with breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.