- Monday, 01 August 2016 11:40
Tortworth Road, Tortworth
Crews from seven fire engines have dealt with a fire involving a large quantity of tyres.
The Service was alerted to the blaze involving around 150 tyres at a farm close to the M5 motorway. Smoke was visible from the road as well as the nearby Michaelwood Services.
Crews from five fire engines from Avon Fire & Rescue Service and two from Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service used high pressure hose reels and water jets to bring the fire under control.
The blaze is also affected a building on at the site. There were no reports of any injuries and the fire is believed to have started accidentally.