Residents evacuated after flat fire

Broughton House, Somerset Street, Redcliffe, Bristol

Residents from a number of flats had to be evacuated from their homes after fire broke out in a flat on the eighth floor of a 12 storey building.

Fire Control received a number of 999 calls to the fire which badly damaged the flat and caused damage to the flat above and the exterior of the building.

With smoke logging on a number of floors, firefighters carried out a thorough search of a number of floors, ensuring that all occupants could get out to safety.

A total of 10 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and two jets were used during the course of firefighting operations to ensure the fire was contained to the flat. Police and ambulance crews were also on the scene during the incident.

When fire crews and police were satisfied that the building was safe, the majority of residents were allowed to return to their homes. Fortunately no one was injured as a result of the incident.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.