Crews called to deliberate school fire

Rodway Road, Patchway

Crews from Patchway, Southmead, Avonmouth, Temple, Kingswood and Portishead fire stations were called to a fire in a school. 

On arrival, firefighters discovered a fire that had started externally and spread into the main building. 

Four fighters in breathing apparatus used one high-pressure hose reel and one 45mm jet to extinguish the fire. 

They also used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the building and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. 

The cause of the fire is thought to be deliberate.