Fire destroys house

Woodlands Road, Leyhill, Tortworth

Burnt out houseFirefighters from Thornbury Fire Station, supported by colleagues from neighbouring Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service, dealt with a severe fire at a house on the edge of the AF&RS area.

When crews arrived they could see smoke and flames pouring from the windows of the property.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two jets and two high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire.

Fortunately, the occupant was out at the time and no one was hurt.

Crews managed to contain the fire to a bedroom and lounge and prevent it from spreading to neighbouring properties.

An investigation into the cause of the fire found it started accidentally after an electrical socket overheated.