Halloween party hit by fire

Greenhill, Alveston

A family’s Halloween party was disrupted after a fire broke out in their home.

Avon Fire & Rescue Service received a number of 999 calls reporting the blaze in the ground floor living room of the house. It’s though the fire broke out as a woman and four children were outside enjoying Halloween fireworks in the garden.

Three crews from Thornbury, Southmead and Patchway fire stations went to the scene. Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered the house and used jets and hosereels to bring the blaze under control.

The fire caused extensive damage to the living room as well as severe smoke damage to the rest of the property. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.