Huge North Somerset fire began 'accidentally'

PUBLISHED: 10:07 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:07 02 March 2017

Fire at an industrial unit behind the Failand Inn at Failand.

Fire at an industrial unit behind the Failand Inn at Failand.


A large fire in North Somerset at an industrial unit is believed to have been started accidentally, according to Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

Eight fire engines, from six different stations, were dispatched to Clevedon Road in Failand just before 1pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

A man in his 30s needed treatment for the effects of smoke he had inhaled, but otherwise no-one else suffered an injury.

A fire service spokesman said: “Eight fire engines from Bedminster, Nailsea, Pill, Portishead, Hicks Gate and Kingswood, a command vehicle and about 30 firefighters tackled the fire.

“Water jets were used to bring the fire under control at the single-storey building.

“The blaze affected sections of the roof and about 50 per cent of the building but crews were successful in preventing the fire spreading any further.

“The fire is thought to have started accidentally.”

Clevedon Road was partially blocked by emergency response vehicles while the blaze was tackled, but police were not forced to close it.

* Click here to view more pictures from yesterday’s emergency.

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