Crews mobilised to hotel fire in Bath city centre

Russell Street, Bath

Crews from Bath and Hicks Gate fire stations were mobilised to reports of fire in a five-storey hotel.

On arrival, firefighters found a fire that had started in the ground floor kitchen extractor unit and had spread into the external ducting.

The hotel was vacant at the time due to Government guidelines.

Crews used four breathing apparatus for safety, and two high pressure hose reels and one 45mm jet to extinguish the fire.

They also used a turntable ladder to monitor the situation externally, a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke.

A firefighter returned to the scene later that day to re-inspect the building for safety and used a thermal imaging camera once again to check for hotspots. 

Police were also in attendance for traffic management.


The cause is thought to be accidental.