Home evacuated following garage fire

Severn Road, Weston-super-Mare

Three crews from Weston fire station were called to a garage fire.

On arrival, two firefighters in breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose reel with foam to extinguish the fire. 

They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the property and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. 

Around 22 people were evacuated from nearby properties but were allowed to return home shortly after. 

The cause is thought to be deliberate and firefighters remained on scene to provide safety advice to neighbouring properties.