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Fire destroys garage in St Ouen

Fire destroys garage in St Ouen

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Fire destroys garage in St Ouen

Tuesday 31 October 2017

A garage was completely destroyed by a fire last night in St Ouen, causing La Route de Millais to be closed due to the risk of the building collapsing.

Firefighters were on the scene for three hours and were able to stop the fire damaging the owner's home.

The owner called the Fire Service at 23:05 on Monday night saying that his garage was on fire and that it was spreading towards the house. 

As the western team of on-call firefighters had already been sent to a different incident, nine firefighters from Green Watch were sent from Rouge Bouillon Fire H.Q.

Garage fire St Ouen

Pictured: Firefighters were on scene for three hours.

When they arrived, they could see the garage was well alight with large flames coming from it and lots of smoke surrounding it.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used water jets to extinguish the blaze.

The roof of the single storey garage, which measured approximately 20 metres x 5 metres, began to collapse as firefighters tackled the fire, but no one was injured. The vehicle and the contents inside the garage were all destroyed by the fire.

Garage Fire St Ouen

Pictured: The vehicle which stayed inside the garage was completely destroyed.

Watch Commander Ryan said: “The heat generated and damage caused by the fire is so severe that the structure of the building has become unsafeTherefore, La Route de Millais which is the road adjacent to the building has been closed as a safety measure for members of the public."

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

Pic credit: Jersey Fire and Rescue Service.



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