Crews assist with structure collapse

South Road, Brean

Crews from Avonmouth and Weston fire stations were called to assist Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue with an incident over the border. 

On arrival, firefighters found the incident involved the collapse of approximately 40 metres of structural ducting and ceiling sections, exposing live damaged electrics and making the scene unstable. 

Fire crews used eight high-pressure airbags and small tools to establish that no persons were trapped beneath the collapse.  

There were fifteen people with minor injuries, who were all assessed by Ambulance on scene.

It is believed that two of these casualties will be taken to hospital.