DIY leads to fire

Clevedon Road, Tickenham, Nailsea

A man who was stripping paint from the facia boards of his house with a heat gun accidentally set fire to his house.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they found a fire in the roof of the detached property.

Six firefighters wearing BA tackled the fire using two high pressure hose reels. They then stripped back a number of the roof tiles to ensure the fire was fully out.

Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service praised the actions of the owner of the property, who quickly used his garden hose pipe to contain the fire until crews arrived. This undoubtedly reduced the spread of the fire and meant the damage to the property was minimised.