Fifteen appliances attend industrial estate blaze

Pucklechurch Trading Estate, Pucklechurch

Firefighters were successful in limiting the damage caused by a blaze which broke out in an industrial unit at Pucklechurch.

Fifteen appliances, including fire engines, an aerial appliance, a hoselayer and a command unit attended after the blaze broke out. 

The first crews to arrive at the commercial vehicle repair and restoration business found the building well alight and immediately called for additional support. Firefighting took place in several sectors around the 75metre x 25metre, single storey, structure. Five jets were used to bring the fire under control which involved the front section of the building.

Initially there were also concerns that a number of acetylene cylinders being stored in the workshops may have been involved in the fire. Fortunately firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were able to quickly locate the cylinders, which were not affected by the blaze. They were then moved to safety.

During an operation lasting around two hours, crews were successful in bringing the fire under control and limiting the damage caused to the front half of the unit. Regular inspections were carried out during the course of Saturday morning to ensure the fire was fully extinguished

A fire investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of the blaze.