Over thirty emergency calls were made to Avon fire & Rescue (AFR) this morning after residents witnessed thick black smoke coming from a warehouse in Bedminster.
Fire crews from Bedminster, Temple, Kingswood and Southmead initially attended the scene but were joined by a further three crews to tackle the blaze.
Currently, more than thirty fire fighters are on site to bring the fire under control. The fire is located at Hartcliffe way near the junction with Parson Street.
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Local residents have been urged by AFR to close all windows and doors to prevent the lingering smoke from causing health issues. Members of the public have also been urged by the fire service to stay away from the area, as there are a number of its larger vehicles on site, as well as other emergency services.
Local residents told us what they saw:
Crews are using jets and foam to bring the fire under control. The thick black smoke has now been controlled and the crews are now working on preventing any further hot spots from re-igniting.
AFR is unsure how long how long they will continue to be on site, but estimate that it will take some time to fully extinguish the warehouse.
James Bladon, spokesperson for Avon Fire & Rescue gave us more details on the fire that could be seen for miles:
No one has been injured and the cause of the fire has yet to be investigated.
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