More than thirty firefighters, some from Bath’s Fire Station, are tackling a substantial fire involving a number of vehicles at a scrapyard in Radstock.
People living and working in the Radstock area are being asked to close doors and windows as firefighters deal with the fire involving vehicles at Hall’s Scrapyard in Coomb End.
More than 30 calls were received by the Avon Fire & Rescue’s Control room at 11.15am this morning.
Five fire engines and more than 30 firefighters from Radstock, Paulton, Bath, Kingswood and Hicks Gate are currently on the scene.
Firefighters are using water jets and hose reels to tackle the fire involving more than 100 scrap vehicles, which were well alight when crews arrived.
A man in his 40s was taken to hospital as a pprecautionafter inhaling smoke.
By 4pm a crane was being brought in to remove vehicles one-by-one to allow crews to fully extinguish the fire.
The following advice has been provided by Public Health England.
- Residents in areas affected by the smoke should stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed.
- Motorists who have to travel through the smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed.
- Any smoke can be an irritant and as such, if people need to be outdoors, they are advised to avoid outside areas affected by any smoke or ash, or to limit the time that they spend in them.