Fire in student block

UWE Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Stoke Gifford, Bristol

The blurred image of a fire engine leaving a station in response to an emergencyCrews responded to reports of fire at a seven-storey building used as a university residence.

The building was being evacuated as crews arrived because of a fire in the ground-floor boiler room.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a CO2 extinguisher to put out the fire, which is thought to have started accidentally.

A thermal imaging camera was also used by crews, who then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to help clear smoke from the building.

Crews were detained at the scene for just under half an hour.