Crews called to first floor flat fire

High Street, Staple Hill

Our Control team recieved multiple calls from local residents at 14:54 with reports of smoke issuing from a first floor flat on the High Street, Staple Hill.

Crews from Kingswood, Temple, Hicks Gate and Southmead fire stations attended.

On arrival, crews found a fire on the first floor of the building. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus for safety, used two high pressure hose reels, one covering jet and one safety jet to extinguish the fire.  Crews then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke.

We were joined at the scene by Avon and Somerset Police colleagues.

The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental ignition.