Crews spend the night at Uphill fire


Uphill Road South, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare

Firefighters spent the night at the scene of a fire which caused extensive damage to a bed and breakfast business in Weston-super-Mare.

The fire involved a large three storey property measuring approximately 45 metres x 35 metres in size. At the height of the incident nine fire engines and a turntable ladder were at the scene, along with command and support vehicles.

Firefighters used water jets and high pressure hose reels to tackle the fire. The turntable ladder was used to deliver water onto the fire from above.

The fire caused serious damage to all three floors of the building and also affected the roof. It's estimated crews used around 60,000 litres of water during the operation to bring the fire under control.

There were no reports of any injuries.

By Monday morning the fire had been extinguished, however crews remained on the scene damping down and identifying 'hot spots'. Firefighters are using thermal imaging cameras to identify areas where there is a risk the fire could restart and then cooling them with water.

On Monday evening one fire engine remained at the scene. An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out.