Crews tackle shop fire

August 03 2018

MORE than 40 firefighters were called to a major incident after a fire broke out on the ground floor of a shop in Easton.

Crews from Temple, Bedminster, Kingswood, Hicks Gate, Avonmouth, Nailsea, Patchway and Portishead fire stations were all called to the scene in Stapleton Road. A command unit from Kingswood was also in attendance.

Throughout the extensive operation, 24 firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled the fire. Multiple thermal imaging cameras were used to check for hotspots.

Positive pressure ventilation fans were then used to clear smoke from the building. Crews remained on scene overnight to monitor the situation and structure of the building. A welfare unit was also in attendance for those who had been affected by the fire.

The road remained partially closed following the blaze and the cause of the fire is still unknown.