Electrical substation fire

Beaufort Street, Easton, Bristol

Firefighters from Temple, Bedminster, Hicks Gate, Patchway and Pill fire stations were called to a fire in an electrical substation which was well alight. Firefighters used high pressure hose reels and covering jets to extinguish the fire.

All adjacent and facing properties were evacuated and a rest centre for the evacuated residents was set up at a local school where they were supported by the Red Cross and Bristol City Council.

 Western Power attended the incident to isolate power to the substation.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental.