Crews tackle fire involving hundreds of tonnes of wood

XP Wood Recycling, Church Road, Severn Beach, Pilning 

fire engine respondingTonnes of wood have been destroyed in a fire at a timber yard.

When crews arrived they found the 15ft high pile, which was due to be recycling into pellets and chippings for bio fuel, well alight.

Firefighters set up a water relay using a hose layer from Southmead Fire Station.

In total nine 45mm jets and four ground monitors were used to tackle the fire and the Aerial Rescue Pump from Patchway Fire Station was used as a water tower to get water onto the blaze from above.

Large volumes of smoke could been seen across the area.

Crews remained on scene until Monday damping down and an investigation into the cause of fire is now underway.