Crews mobilised to hospital fire

Southwell Street, Kingsdown

We were called at 12:17 to a fire at St Michael's Hospital, Southwell Street.

Crews from Bedminster, Southmead, Temple and Kingswood attended the scene and on arrival found the fire in a utility room on the second floor of the building.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two 45ml jets and one high pressure hose reel to extingush the fire, before damping down and using positive pressure ventilation fans to clear smoke and ventilate the affected area.

We were joined at the scene by police and ambulance colleagues.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental ignition.