Crews protect art work at gallery following light fitting fire

Queens Road, Clifton

Firefighters assisted staff at a Clifton art gallery with moving expensive pieces of art after crews were called to reports of a fire in a light fitting.

When crews arrived they found the electrics had been turned off but the light fitting was still smouldering.

Firefighters used a 135 ladder inside the building after finding the triple extension ladder could not reach the high halogen light.

The art work was moved before a CO2 extinguisher was used to fully extinguish the fire and the light removed from its track.

The fire is believed to have been caused accidentally and the gallery was only closed to the public for a short time.

One crew attended the incident from Temple Fire Station.