Four houses affected by fire in Yate


Seven fire engines from across the Service have extinguished a fire in the first floor and roof space of a private property, which spread to three neighbouring properties.

The resident of the property where the fire originated called Service Control from the rear bedroom and as she was unable to evacuate, Control staff advised the lady in her 40s to stand near an open window for air and place bedding under the door to prevent smoke entering the room.

Four high pressure hose reels, four jets and the turntable ladder were used to extinguish the fire.

The residents of all four affected properties were evacuated, with all properties suffering smoke and water damage. One female in her 40s was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene.

At this stage the cause of the fire is unknown.