Neighbours alert crews to kitchen fire

Somer Avenue, Midsomer Norton

Crews from Radstock and Paulton fire stations were mobilised to reports of a fire after being notified by neighbours of the property.

On arrival, firefighters found a fire in the kitchen area of the property.

Crews used two breathing apparatus for safety, and one high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire.

They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the property.

The cause is thought to be accidental.

Crews remained on scene to provide fire safety advice to neighbouring properties.

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