Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Firefighters come to the aid of K&A Canal boaters

Avon & Somerset Firefighters came to the aid of four people on a sinking narrow boat on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath yesterday (Tuesday).
When the crews arrived at the boat at Widcombe in Bath they found the boat taking in water and they used pumping equipment to get the boat afloat again.
The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service based at Keynsham Fire Station were on hand at the incident to help the boaters who lived onboard with advice and to provide them with temporary accommodation. 
Boat fire at Pewsey
Wiltshire Fire Service responded to a fire on a boat  at Pewsey Wharf in the early hours of Monday morning which started while the owners were off the boat.
The fire was discovered and reported shortly after 2am and three fire appliances, a control vehicle and a specialist water rescue team were quickly on the scene and had the situation under control by 2.30am.
The fire is thought to have been started by clothes being dried in front of a solid fuel stove. 
Because of the prompt response of Wiltshire firefighters there is little external evidence of the fire onboard nb Bojo

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