- Wednesday, 24 May 2017 18:17
Shaw's Way, Twerton, Bath
People living close to Shaw's Way in Twerton were advised to close doors and windows as crews from seven fire engines, a turntable ladder and a command unit tackled a serious house fire.
The Service received numerous calls reporting the fire at the two storey, semi-detached house. Firefighters from Bath, Hicks Gate, Kingswood, Radstock, Temple and Corsham fire stations used jets and high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire which affected the ground and first floor, as well as the roof of the house. The fire caused extensive damage throughout the property.
A neighhbouring property was also affected and suffered heavy smoke logging. There were no reports of any injuries and all occupants of both houses were accounted for. Crews made regular inspections during the night to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.
The Avon Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support team also attended to provide assistance to the occupants of the affected properties.
It's believed the fire started accidentally on the ground floor and the occupants of the house, including young children were alerted by smoke alarms which had previously been fitted by Avon Fire & Rescue Service. It's thought the alarms provided early warning of the fire and played a part in ensuring everyone escaped without injury.
If you have concerns about fire safety in your home you can request a free Home Fire Safety Visit. Our staff will visit your home to provide advice relevant to your circumstances and fit free smoke alarms if required.