House severely damaged by fire in Freshford

Rosemary Lane, Freshford

A detached property in Freshford has been almost totally destroyed by fire.

The Service was alerted by a member of the public who could see the fire involving the remote property. Two fire engines from Bath Fire Station and two from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service were sent to the incident. Once on scene they found the property well alight, with a fire involving the first floor and roof.

Crews used two main jets to tackle the fire as well as a high pressure hose reel. The fire caused the roof to collapse as well as extensive damage throughout the rest of the house.

Due to the extent of the damage a structural engineer has been called in to carry out an assessment of the building’s stability.

Investigations are continuing to establish whether the property was occupied at the time of the fire, the cause of which is unknown at this stage.