Fire crews have worked late into the evening to establish the cause of and damp down a blaze that destroyed two homes on the Lower Bristol Road yesterday afternoon.
Fire crews were called to Vernon Terrace on the Lower Bristol Road just before 3pm yesterday after a number of 999 calls were received reporting smoke and flames in one of the properties.
Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a fire in the ground floor and top floor of two properties in the terrace.
Additional fire crews were called in from Bath’s Fire Station as well as Brislington Fire Station, with six engines, a turntable ladder and incident command units arriving on scene.
The fire was eventually put out just before 5pm. Crews were pulled back from the scene for some time after the roof of both houses collapsed into the building.
Police said that nobody was injured in the fire and Avon Fire and Rescue confirmed this morning that nobody had been inside.
Firefighters used water jets from the ground and the turntable ladder to bring the blaze under control.
The fire has caused extensive damage to the roof of two homes. Due to the extent of the damage crews have been unable to enter the homes.
The road was closed by police while firefighters worked at the scene, and remained closed to traffic throughout the evening while investigations took place.
The cause of the fire will continue to be investigated.