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Tumble dryer fire spreads to caravan and…

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Tumble dryer fire spreads to caravan and car

St Mary's Park, Nailsea Two crews from Nailsea and two from Clevedon fire station were called to a tumble dryer fire in the outhouse of a residential property that had spread...

Accidental care fire in lay-by

Monday 18 March 2019

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

Accidental care fire in lay-by

B45058, Tafarn Bach, Charfield Two crews from Yate fire station were called to a car fire.  On arrival, firefgihters used two high-pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire and one breathing apparatus...

AF&RS delighted as firefighter recog…

Monday 18 March 2019

Posted in Bristol news

AF&RS delighted as firefighter recognised with Fellowship

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) is delighted that one of its firefighters has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship – the only firefighter in the country to do so. Firefighter...

Two conveyed to hospital following flat …

Monday 18 March 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Two conveyed to hospital following flat fire

Bristol Road Lower, Weston-super-Mare Three crews from Weston fire station, along with the turntable ladder, were called to a first-floor flat fire.  On arrival, four firefighters in breathing apparatus used two high-pressure hose reels...

Car collides with building

Saturday 16 March 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Car collides with building

Linden Avenue, Weston-super-Mare A crew from Weston fire station were called to an incident after a vehicle collideded with a signle storey bungalow.  On arrival, firefighters made the vehilce safe by moving...

Crews called to chimney fire

Thursday 14 March 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Crews called to chimney fire

Winscombe Hill, Winscombe One crew from Winscombe and one from Weston-super-Mare fire stations were called to a chimney fire. On arrival, firefighters used a stirrup pump and chimney rods to extinguish the...

Crews called to accidental car fire

Thursday 14 March 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Crews called to accidental car fire

Havage Drove, Puxton One crew from Winscombe and one from Yatton fire station were called to a car on fire.  On arrival, one firefighter in breathing apparatus and one high-pressure hose reel to...

One casualty rescued following RTC

Thursday 14 March 2019

Posted in Bath & North East Somerset incidents

One casualty rescued following RTC

M4 Westbound, Jct 18 – Jct 19 (Tormarton to Hambrook) Two crews from Bath, one from Yate and two from Avonmouth fire stations were called to a road traffic collision involving one...

Motorway fire involving 14 tonnes of hay

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Posted in North Somerset incidents

Motorway fire involving 14 tonnes of hay

M5 Southbound, Jct 20-21 Crews from Avonmouth, Clevedon, Nailsea, Temple, Portishead and Bedminster fire stations were called to a tractor unit carrying 14 tonnes of hay on fire on the motorway...

AF&RS supports No Smoking Day

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Posted in News all areas

AF&RS supports No Smoking Day

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) wants to help smokers give up the habit this No Smoking Day (13/03), with 13 per cent of all fires in the Service area...

Crews called to shed fire

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Posted in Bristol incidents

Crews called to shed fire

Boyce Drive, St Werburghs Two crews from Temple and one from Southmead fire station were called to a shed fire.  On arrival, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose reel...

RTC invloving two HGVs

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Posted in South Gloucestershire incidents

RTC invloving two HGVs

Severn Road, Severn Beach Crews from Avonmouth and Temple fire stations were called to a road traffic collision involving two HGVs, causing one vehicle to leave the carriageway. Both casualties were rescued prior...