Three people rescued from house fire

Conham Hill, Hanham, South Gloucestershire

House fire in HanhamThree people have been rescued by firefighters after a fire badly damaged their home.

When crews arrived they found the roof of the property well alight and a call was made to make pumps 4. It soon became apparent that more resources were needed and at the height of the fire six fire engines were called to the scene.

In total 16 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using three jets and two high pressure hose reels.
One man, in his 20s, was rescued from the roof of the property after climbing out of a skylight and two other people, a woman in her 70s and a male in his 30s, were rescued from inside. All three were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

An investigation into the cause of the fire found it started accidentally after washing near to a woodburning fire caught light.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people not to leave washing close to heating appliances as they can catch fire.

The house was badly damaged by the fire.