Alarms alert crews to fire

Ferndeane, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Two pumps from Patchway Fire Station were called to a supermarket after the fire alarm started activating.

On arrival firefighters gained entry to the premises thanks to a keyholder, but found no sign of fire.

Crews then noticed the smell of burning fat and realised the fire alarm at a nearby fish and chip shop was also activating.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus forced entry into the fish and chip shop and found a fire in a tray used for waste oil and scraps of cooked food.

Using a dry powder extinguisher the fire was quickly put out and two positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear the heavily smoke-logged premises.

The cause of the fire was accidental.