Offices hit by fire

High Street, Thornbury

One of Thornbury’s Crew Managers was in his business premises with his business partner when they noticed smoke issuing from a neighbouring property.   With the building locked up for the night he logged the call with Control, and then ran to the station to get kitted up.

Two pumps from Thornbury were on scene within minutes.  On breaking entry to the property, crews found the ground floor was heavily smoke logged.  Two crew members wearing BA went into the building and two accessed a flat roof to fight the fire – which was in an office on the first floor.

Two appliances from Patchway were on the scene shortly afterwards, alongside two Flexi Officer Station Managers.  A further two firefighters in BA were also used to tackle the fire.  Once the fire was extinguished, crews dampened down for some time to ensure all hotspots were out, helped by a Thermal Imaging Camera.  The Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fan was also used to disperse smoke logging.

An investigation into the fire found it to be accidental with the most likely cause either an electrical fault or overloaded electrical socket.