Crews tackle fire at former chocolate factory

Former Elizabeth Shaw factory, Greenbank Road, Easton, Bristol

Firefighters have dealt with a fire at the former Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory in Bristol.

When crews arrived on the scene of the now void premises they found a fire in the two storey office block which was affecting the roof and first floor.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the premises and tackled the fire using two high pressure hose reels. The hydraulic platform was also used to get access to the roof which needed to be cut away to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

Fortunately no one was inside at the time and no one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is thought to be deliberate.