Firefighters and police in north Bristol as van fire spreads to shed

Firefighters have put out a Henbury fire which spread from a van to a shed, trees and bushes.

A witness saw five or six firefighters on Grayle Road at 1.10pm today (August 18), spraying water onto a back garden shed and extinguishing the blaze a few minutes later.

He said around four police cars were on the scene, as well as two fire engines.

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“We just got back and saw it,” the local resident added. “You can’t smell anything.”

An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman confirmed firefighters were called at 12.40pm to reports of a van on fire on Grayle Road.

She said at 1.25pm: “Crews from Southmead and Patchway fire stations attended and found a van well alight, affecting surrounding trees and bushes.

“Crews used one high pressure hose reel and one 45mm jet to extinguish the fire, with two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus for safety.

“We are joined at the scene by police colleagues and the cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.”

The witness said the extent of the damage to the shed was not clear and he did not see the van on the scene at 1.10pm.

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