Crews called to flat fire

Rosewell Court, Bath

Crews from Bath, Hicks Gate and Kingswood were called to reports of a flat fire at 12:33. 

On arrival, crews found a fire in a third floor flat of a three storey building. 

With four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, crews used two high pressure hose reels, one covering jet and one safety jet to extinguish the fire. Also in use was a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke, and adjacent flats were checked by crews using thermal imaging cameras to check for fire spread. Crews also carried out gas monitoring.

The occupant had been rescued prior to the Service's arrival, and first aid was administered by fire crews. 

The incident was determined to have been caused by accidental ignition.

Roadways were closed for a time in central Bath to allow for crews' arrival.