Fire at Skilling

Thirty-five firefighters from Bridport, Charmouth, Beaminster, Lyme Regis and Axminster brought a fire under control at Skilling, Bridport, on Tuesday afternoon.

A washing machine had caught alight in the kitchen of a ground floor flat at Alexandra Road and the property was well alight.

The call-out to the building known by locals as ‘H-Block’ came shortly after 2pm.

Crews used four sets of breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to quickly bring the fire under control.