Students evacuated after fire in third floor student accommodation

King Square, Kingsdown

Firefighters from Temple, Bedminster and Southmead Fire Stations along with the Turntable Ladder from Temple were called to a fire in the third floor flat of a six floor building used as student accommodation. 

High rise procedures were put in place and Firefighters in breathing apparatus used one hose reel land one covering jet to extinguish the fire. 

Approximately 200 students were evacuated from the building and one female in her 20s was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene.

The road is currently closed and we would ask the local community to please avoid the area.

The cause of the fire will be investigated later today.