Barn Fire Involving Aspestos Near Swanage

A fire at a barn in Dorset which was contaminated with aspestos has been put out and crews say the heat will have destroyed any dangerous particles.

It started at around 1744 (1st feb 2010) at Coombe Farm, Coombe Hale just outside Swanage.

Dorset Fire and Rescue say the amount of the poisonous substance was insignificant, although they were warning people living nearby to close their windows and doors and to remain inside.

A single crew were still at the property this morning (2nd Feb 2010).

They spent the night at the building near Swanage making sure its safe and a single crew were still at the property this morning damping down the barn. 

Around 40 tonnes of straw was destroyed in the fire.


The cause is being investigated.

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