Crews tackle fire in scrap yard

Hayward Industrial Estate, North View, Soundwell, Bristol

Three people have been treated for minor smoke inhalation after a fire at a scrap yard.

When crews arrived they found a fire affecting a vehicle and the inside of a steel framed building, used for the storage of car parts.

Ten firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using two high pressure hose reels and two 45mm jets. The hydraulic platform from Speedwell Fire Station was used to tackle the fire from above and inspect the premises using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

The three people, who are believed to work at the premises, were not taken to hospital.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after a drill was used to drain a fuel tank in a vehicle