Crews tackle fire at industrial plant

Winterbourne Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Crews from five fire stations were called after a fire was reported at a packaging production plant.

Firefighters from Patchway, Southmead, Speedwell, Avonmouth and Kingswood fire stations were alerted by members of staff at the large premise.

On arrival crews found a sprinkler system had activated, subduing the blaze in a store room. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the building and used a jet and hose reel to fully extinguish the fire.

The incident caused limited fire damage to racking in the storage area and heavy smoke logging. Four positive pressure ventilation fans were put to use to clear smoke from affected areas.

The plant was in use at the time of the fire and around 40 staff members safely evacuated prior to the arrival of fire crews.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.