Multiple crews attend major incident

Foundry Lane, Speedwell

Multiple crews from across the service area were called to a fire in a nine-floor tower block used as a commercial and residential property. 

Firefighters from Kingswood, Temple, Hicks Gate, Yate, Southmead, Patchway, Bath, Bedminster, Avonmouth, Thornbury, Weston, Clevedon, Radstock and Chew, all attended the incident. 

More than 60 firefighters in breathing apparatus used multiple high-pressure hose reels, 45mm jets and 70mm jets to extinguish the fire and all persons were accounted for.

They also used thermal imaging cameras to check for hotpsots. 

The cause is thought to be accidental and police and ambulance crews were also in attendance.