Crews mobilised to fire at event and music venue

Nelson Street, Bristol

We were called at 04:35 to a fire in a four-storey building, used as an event space and music hall, on Nelson Street, Bristol City Centre.

Crews from Temple, Bedminster, Southmead, Patchway, Avonmouth, Hicks Gate, Pill, Nailsea and Portishead attended the incident.  The Service's welfare unit was also present.

At the height of the incident, 20 firefighters were wearing breathing apparatus and used six 45mm jets and four high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire.  Thermal imaging cameras and small gear were also in use to check for hotspots.

We were joined at the scene by police colleagues and Nelson Street was closed during the incident.

Crews remained on scene for some time after the fire was extinguished to damp down and ventilate the building.

The cause of the fire is thought to be deliberate ignition.