Fire crews called to house fire in Swanage

Within minutes of a 999 call, Swanage fire crew arrived at the scene of a fire at a cottage in Swanage, closely followed by a crew from Wareham.

The incident happened just off the High Street near Benlease Way in West Swanage just after 10 am on Wednesday 27th March 2024.

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Fire service attend house fire in Swanage
Swanage Fire Station

Firefighters used breathing apparatus to enter the cottage

Smoke-filled cottage

While the fire had mostly been extinguished by the time the crew arrived, there was still a lot of smoke in the cottage.

The firefighters had to wear breathing apparatus (BA) to enter the home and use a positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) fan to disperse the smoke.

Fire service attend house fire in Swanage
Wareham Fire Station

A fire crew from Wareham was also called to the scene

Fire service attend house fire in Swanage
Swanage Fire Station

A specialist bit of firefighting kit, a PPV fan, was used to disperse the smoke from the home

“Residents were not injured”

Swanage Fire Station reported:

“This morning one appliance from Swanage backed up by an engine from Wareham, attended a fire at a property in town.

“The fire was mostly out on arrival but was still smoke logged.

“Crews wearing BA checked over the property internally and with the help of a PPV fan, ventilated it. Luckily minor damage was caused and the residents were not injured.”

Fire service attend house fire in Swanage
Wareham Fire Station

The incident happened just off the High Street near to The Swanage School

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