Shed fire spreads to house

The fire damaged houseQueensholm Drive, Downend

A family of nine needed to be rehoused after fire in their garden shed spread to the house.

When crews arrived at the property they found a well developed fire.

Ten firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using two 45mm jets and two high pressure hose reels. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots and a positive pressure ventilation fan used to ventilate the house.

Fortunately no one was hurt but two border collies were rescued by firefighters, although one had to be resuscitated.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally.