Candles cause house fire in Pill

Heywood Terrace, Pill

CandleFirefighters dealt with a fire which is thought to have been started by candles left burning unattended.

On arrival crews located the blaze in a rear bedroom of the property. Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose reel and a 45mm jet to extinguish the blaze.

They then ventilated the premises using a positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people to take care when using candles. Always fully extinguish them after use, never place them close to curtains or furnishings and never leave them burning unattended.

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