Investigation begins into cause of Stockwood flat fire - ambulance service issues statement

A person was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a flat fire in Stockwood which resulted in a resident being rushed to the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) yesterday (January 23).

At least 10 emergency vehicles, including fire crews from Temple, Bedminster, Kingswood, Avonmouth, Yate and Hicks Gate were rushed to Dutton Road, off Sturminster Road, at around 3.30pm. Avon Fire and Rescue told Bristol World: “On arrival, crews found a fire affecting the first floor of the property. Fire crews rescued one casualty who was inside the property. The casualty was conveyed to the hospital by ambulance colleagues.

This morning, the service added: “A fire investigation was launched today (January 24) to determine the cause of the incident. Police colleagues were also in attendance.”

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) confirmed it had also deployed an air ambulance to the incident.

They said: “We were called at 15.29hrs on Monday 23 January to a fire in Stockwood. Resources we sent included two double-crewed land ambulances, an operations officer, hazardous area response teams and an air ambulance. We conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Bristol Royal Infirmary.”