Major fire on boat in docks sees one person in hospital

PUBLISHED: 17:25 01 March 2018

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More 50 firefighters were called to deal with a major blaze at Royal Portbury Dock today (Thursday).

Avon Fire and Rescue Service were called at about 3.30am this morning.

A spokesman said: “Over 50 firefighters from 11 appliances, including two turntable ladders and the water safety boat have extinguished a fire in the hold of a ship at the docks.

“The hold of the ship is believed to have been transporting large quantities of animal feed. “Crews worked closely with staff at the docks to tackle the fire using jets and with the aid of the turntable ladders.

“One port operative was taken to Southmead Hospital as a precaution.

“The fire is believed to have started accidentally.”

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