Bonfire sparks roof fire

Old Sneed Avenue, Sneyd Park, Bristol

A house has been left badly damaged by fire after a spark from a garden bonfire spread to the property.

When crews arrived they found smoke pouring from the property. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus found the roofspace engulfed in fire but with the help of other crews were able to limit the spread of the fire.

The turntable ladder from Temple Fire Station was used as a water tower to tackle the fire from above.

Fortunately no one was hurt but crews remained on scene for some time damping down.