Thick black smoke spotted rising as fire crews rush to scene of blaze
Thick black smoke has been spotted rising from near residential homes in Bristol. Fire engine sirens have been heard in the Fishponds area of the city. A local resident Mariana Trench posted images of the spiralling smoke to her Twitter page.
She wrote: “Something seems to be on fire in Fishponds, Bristol.
“I can hear sirens so that’s good I guess but it’s lots of black soot.”
A spokesperson for Avon Fire and Rescue told the Express that two fire engines had been sent to put out a fire that had started in a derelict caravan.
The fire has been successfully extinguished and there are no reported casualties.
On Friday, fire crews from Kingswood were called out to a fire at Cook Close, Oldland Common.
They discovered a small fire on a cooker hob and were quickly able to put it out.
The crews used one high pressure hose reel to deal with the fire.
A spokesperson for the emergency services said the cause of the fire was thought to be “accidental”.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service have issued a strongly worded statement regarding the abusive treatment crews received when they were called to an incident the Knowle West area on January 23.
Firefighters responded to calls of a motorbike fire at around 6pm on Monday.
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