Flat damaged after heater fire

Cotham Road, Kingsdown

A basement flat was left damaged by smoke after a towel which was accidentally left on a halogen heater, caught alight.

The occupants of the flat – two young children and two females – had got out of flat before fire crews arrived on the scene.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus (BA) entered the property and found the fire contained to the heater and the surrounding carpet. They extinguished the fire using a hose reel – the positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan was also brought in to disperse the smoke.