Beauty salon destroyed in fire

Gloucester Road at junction with Overton Road, Bishopston, Bristol

Firefighters have dealt with a severe fire at a nail and beauty salon.

When crews arrived on the scene they found the two storey premises engulfed in flames and a number of explosions were heard.

Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using two 45mm jets and two high pressure hose reels. The turntable ladder was used to get water on to the flames from above the premises.

A thorough search of the building found no one inside and fortunately no one was hurt.

An investigation into the cause of the fire found it started accidentally, most probably as a result of an electrical fault.