Chimney fire at Tetcott near Holsworthy

  Posted: 30.10.19 at 16:48 by The Editor

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Date: 30.10.2019
Time: 13:52
Location: Tetcott near Holsworthy

Fire crews from Holsworthy were mobilised to a report of a potential chimney fire in a farm property in Tetcott.
Upon arrival they confirmed a fire that had spread from the chimney breast into a wooden beam and requested a further fire engine for extra personnel which came from Launceston.
Crews used thermal imaging equipment, small tools to cut away and reveal the beam, as well as a hose reel jet and a fogging spike to extinguish the fire.
Acro props were also utilised from a local builder to assist in stabilising the beam. 
The cause of the fire was accidental which resulted in approximately 50% damage to the beam.  

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