Fire caused by discarded cigarette

William Street, Bedminster

Crews from Bedminster and Temple fire stations were called to a fire in a first floor flat. 

On arrival, two firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire. 

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

Thirty one residents were evacuated and the cause is thought to be accidental due to a discarded cigarette. 

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