Sheds on fire seen for miles

Stoke Lane, Stapleton, Bristol

Firefighters have been tackling a fire in a number of sheds, which produced smoke which could be seen for miles.

The Avon Fire & Rescue Service Control room received 17 calls to the incident.

A fire appliance from Speedwell Fire Station stopped on the M32 and crews were able to tackle the fire by accessing the field from the motorway. Another appliance from Southmead Fire Station managed to access the site from Coldharbour Lane. Additional appliances were called upon for water due to the remoteness of the field.

At the height of the fire four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using two high pressure hose reels and a number of jets.

Once the fire was extinguished the Avon Fire & Rescue Service Urban Search & Rescue Team’s bobcat was used to turn the fire debris over to check for hotspots.

Fortunately no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is unknown.

Crews remained on the scene for a number of hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.