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. 

For more on smoking safet, visit https://www.avonfire.gov.uk/safety-advice/fire-safety/smoking