Crews tackle fire in pipe lagging

Seabank Power Station, Seabank Power Ltd, Severn Road, Hallen, Avonmouth, Bristol

Firefighters have tackled a fire involving the pipe lagging of a turbine at the Seabank Power Station.

Access to the fire proved to be difficult, so staff at the company built a platform for crews wear Safety and Height and Confimed Spaces (SHACS) equipment to climb up on to, to deal with the fire.

12 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were involved in tackling the fire using 10 dry powder extinguishers.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.