Crews tackle fire in workshop and flats

Milton Road, Weston-super-Mare

Around 50 firefighters dealt with a blaze affecting a die cast furnace and workshop in the Milton area of Weston-super-Mare.

The fire was affecting eight neighbouring flats, with all residents safely evacuated. However, a woman in her 30s was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

At the height of the fire eight fire engines, a turntable ladder and a number of supporting vehicles were on the scene.

Using three 45mm jets and two high pressure hose reels, 12 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus brought the fire under control.

The fire affected the roof of the small industrial unit causing significant damage. The neighbouring flats were affected by smoke and water.

It‘s thought the fire started accidentally.

The Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) was also in attendance to assist the residents affected by the fire.