Sprinklers control commercial property fire

St James Barton, Bristol

Crews from Southmead, Hicks Gate, Bedminster & Temple fire stations were called to a fire on the first floor of a commercial property.

Before arrival, the sprinkler system had activated and helped to control the fire.

Four firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose reel and one 45mm jet to extinguish the fire.

They then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the property.

Around 400 people were evacuated and the cause is currently unknown.

For more on sprinklers and the difference they can make in a commercial or residential property, visit https://www.avonfire.gov.uk/safety-advice/fire-safety/sprinklers