ONE person has been taken to hospital following a house fire in Backwell earlier today (Tuesday, November 21).

A double-crewed land ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were dispatched after receiving a call at around 7.42am this morning.

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 07:42hrs on Tuesday, November 21 to an incident in Backwell, Bristol.

"We sent one double-crewed land ambulance and a rapid response vehicle, and we conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Bristol Royal Infirmary.”

Posting on Facebook, one Backwell local said that there were also two fire engines and six police cars in attendance to the scene on Westfield Drive.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 07:42am to reports of a house fire on Westfield Drive, Backwell.

"The fire has now been extinguished, and firefighters remain on scene damping down the property to reduce fire spread and ensure the area remains safe.

"One person was injured, and has been conveyed to hospital by ambulance colleagues."

A police spokesperson said: "Police are supporting Avon Fire & Rescue Service at the scene of a house fire in Backwell.

"Officers were called to Westfield Drive at about 8.10am today, Tuesday, November 21.

"The ambulance service also attended.

"Cordons remain in place pending a structural safety assessment."