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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.

We read about incidents like this all the time, The house because it was in multi occupation is not considered a single family private dwelling so it is covered by the Regulatory reform Fire Safety Order 2005 and needs a Fire risk assessment, Avon fire service when they investigate the cause will be asking for a copy of the Fire risk assessment to ensure all measures possible were taken to reduce fire occurrence.  If you own a similar property in Bristol and surrounding areas and need a Fire risk assessment give us a call.  Corinium Fire safety consultancy carry out Fire risk assessments and fire training in Bristol, Birmingham and Gloucester areas.