Multiple crews tackle fire on ship at Portbury docks

Royal Portbury Dock, Portbury

Over 50 firefighters from 11 appliances, including two turntable ladders and the water safety boat have extinguished a fire in the hold of a ship at the docks. 

The hold of the ship is believed to have been transporting large quantities of animal feed. Crews worked closely with staff at the docks to tackle the fire using jets and with the aid of the turntable ladders. One port operative was taken to Southmead hospital as a precaution.

The fire is believed to have started accidentally.