Play area destroyed by fire

Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, Bristol

An investigation is underway after a fire in a single storey building used as a play area at the Windmill Hill City Farm.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they could see smoke and flames coming from the building and had to force entry into the premises. Approximately 30% of the roof was involved in the fire.

Eight firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using three jets and one high pressure hose reel. The turntable ladder was used to get water on to the fire from above.

Crews had to strip away the roof tiles and use the thermal imaging camera to ensure the fire was fully out.

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

An investigation into the cause is underway.