Fire at gym extinguished by crews

High Street, Midsomer Norton

Crews were called to deal with a small fire in a gym which caused smoke to spread to nearby businesses.

Two fire engines from Radstock and Paulton were called in after the fire was discovered in the ground floor unit used as a gym. Firefighters in breathing apparatus forced entry to the business, before using a high pressure hose reel to tackle the fire.

The fire generated a considerable amount of smoke which travelled to a nearby supermarket, causing a fire alarm to activate.

Once the fire was extinguished crews used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from both the gym and supermarket.

It’s believed the fire started accidentally.