Woman dies following house fire

Hillside Road, Bleadon

A woman has sadly died following a house fire in Bleadon.

Crews from Weston, Winscombe, Avonmouth, Portishead and Hicks Gate fire stations were called to reports of a fire in a property.

On arrival, firefighters found a fire in the kitchen area of the domestic property.

Firefighters in breathing apparatus used high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire.

Crews from Urban Search and Rescue were also present to make the building secure. 

Firefighters also searched the building and unfortunately located one female fatality. 

Police, HART and ambulance crews were also in attendance. 

The cause is currently unknown and the investigation is on-going.