- Monday, 20 December 2010 14:36
Romney Avenue, Lockleaze, Bristol
Firefighters prevented damage to a neighbouring home following a serious fire in an empty house.
Fire crews from Southmead and Temple fire stations were alerted after passers by noticed a fire in the top floor of a semi detached property. Once on scene firefighters were faced with a well developed blaze on the first floor which had spread into the roof void.
Crews immediately evacuated an adult and two children from a next door property, in response to concerns the blaze could spread. The house where the fire had started was not inhabited.
A total of eight firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were involved in a successful firefighting operating to limit damage caused by the fire. Crews used a high pressure hose reels and a jet to contain the fire which caused serious fire and water damage to the property where it had started.
The incident also caused smoke damage to the roof of the neighbouring house, but the occupants were allowed back in that evening. The cause of the fire is under investigation.