Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol

One person has been rescued from a fire at a building in Clifton, Bristol.

The Service received calls reporting the fire in the three storey house which had been converted into a number of flats. One person was rescued from a window by the first crews to reach the scene. Five fire engines from Temple, Southmead, Avonmouth and Bedminster fire stations and command vehicles from Kingswood were sent to the incident.

High pressure hose reels and a water jet were used to tackle the fire on the ground floor of the property. The fire caused extensive damage to one flat, with smoke affecting basement and first floor properties.

In total 10 breathing apparatus crews took part in a full search of the building to confirm no one else had been injured in the fire.

Oakfield Road was closed as firefighters dealt with the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

If you are a Landlord of a building similar to this do you know the fire safety measures you have to provide. They could include,  Fire doors, Emergency lighting and a Part 6 Fire alarm system, all this will be identified in your Fire risk assessment which is a legal requirement. Lets hope the guy in Clifton road is compliant if not the fire service will be following up.

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