Cooking sparks fire in student halls

Wallscourt Park Residences UWE, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford

Firefighters were called to deal with a fire in student accommodation.

On arrival crews found a ground floor flat in the three storey building affected by fire. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a high pressure hose reel to put the fire out and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

It’s thought the fire started accidentally after oil in a saucepan caught light.