Fire tackled in printing press

Filwood Road, Fishponds

Firefighters were called after a fire broke out in an industrial sized printing press.

Crews from Kingswood and Temple fire stations were alerted after the blaze started while the machine was being used. Staff at the site used extinguishers in an attempt to control the fire before the building was safely evacuated.

Once on scene firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the large warehouse which was around 100 metres x 200 metres in size. The fire had caused the building to fill with thick smoke.

Breathing apparatus teams used high pressure hose reels to bring the fire under control. The fire was contained to the printing press and did not spread further within the building.

The fire is thought to have started accidentally.