Crews tackle house fire in Bath

Vernon Terrace, Twerton, Bath

Firefighters in front of the fire damaged buildingUpdate: Thursday 12 June

The fire has now been fully extinguished, although crews revisited the scene overnight to continue to damp down and check for hotspots.

Yesterday evening firefighters were able to conduct a search of the two houses affected by the fire and have determined that no one was inside and no one was hurt.

At the height of the incident six fire engines and a turntable ladder attended the incident along with a number of supporting vehicles. Fifty firefighters were on scene.

The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service, which is based at Keynsham Fire Station and staffed by Red Cross volunteers, attended the incident to provide practical and emotional support to those affected by the fire.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is due to begin.


Wedneday 11 June

Firefighters dealt with a fire in a row of terraced houses in the Twerton area of Bath.

The Service received a series of 999 calls and on arrival smoke and flames could be seen coming from upper floors.

Six fire engines, a turntable ladder and command units are currently at the scene.

Firefighters used water jets from the ground and the turntable ladder to bring the blaze under control. The fire has caused extensive damage to the roof of two homes which have both collapsed. Due to the extent of the damage crews have been unable to enter the homes.

The cause of the fire will be investigated.