Seven fire crews have tackled a serious house fire in Twerton this evening, with Avon Fire & Rescue confirming that nobody has been injured in the blaze.
Crews from seven fire engines, a turntable ladder and a command unit were called to Shaws Way in the Twerton area of Bath.
People living close to the scene were advised to close their doors and windows.
Avon Fire & Rescue received numerous calls at around 6.15pm reporting the fire at the semi-detached two-storey house.
The fire service described the house fire as ‘serious’ but have said that no injuries were reported, and all occupants of the house were accounted for.
Firefighters from Bath, Hicks Gate, Kingswood, Radstock, Temple and Corsham fire stations used jets and high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire, which affected the ground and first floor, as well as the roof of the house. The fire caused extensive damage throughout the property.
A neighbouring property was also affected and suffered heavy smoke logging.
By 9.30pm, the incident was scaled back as crews began to damp down and check for any residual hotspots.
A lack of water pressure reported in Twerton during the evening could be linked as the crews used the mains for their supply.
The Avon Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support team also attended to provide assistance to the occupants of the affected properties.
Crews from five fire engines are dealing with a serious house fire in Shaws Way, Twerton. No injuries reported.
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