Crews attend Iron Acton scrap yard fire

Station Road, Iron Acton

Fire crews spent much of the night at a scrap yard after a fire broke out in the early evening.

Numerous 999 calls were received reporting the fire which involved four vehicles and scrap materials. Crews from Yate, Kingswood and Patchway fire stations were first on scene and used jets and hose reels to bring the blaze under control. Due to the amount of water needed to deal with the fire, a further engine from Speedwell was sent to the incident to shuttle water to crews fighting the fire.

Thick smoke from the fire could be seen for several miles around the site as crews worked to extinguish the flames. The blaze was brought under control by around 21.00hrs, although crews remained on scene into the early hours of the morning to deal with any hot spots or small pockets of fire that reignited.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was due to be launched on Thursday 22 March.