Night light causes fire

 Jacobs Meadow, Portishead

An electrical fault with a child’s night light caused a fire in a bedroom.

When firefighters arrived the mother and her daughter were already out of the property unharmed.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using one high pressure hose reel.

Once the mother and daughter had left the property they alerted their next door neighbour, who is a firefighter at Portishead Fire Station. He closed all the internal doors to stop the fire spreading and waited with the occupants until his colleagues arrived.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after an electrical fault with the night light.

The room was badly damaged by fire and there was smoke damage to the hall and bathroom.