Crews battle fire in Weston town centre

PUBLISHED: 09:42 20 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:58 20 September 2019

The property which was gutted by a fire in the early hours of this morning.

The property which was gutted by a fire in the early hours of this morning.

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Firefighters were called to a blaze at two properties in Weston-super-Mare town centre this morning (Friday).

Officers are assessing the properties this morning to determine the cause of the fire.Officers are assessing the properties this morning to determine the cause of the fire.

Crews from Weston, Winscombe, Clevedon and Kingswood attended the incident in North Lane at 3am.

Firefighters used three 45mm jets and a turntable ladder to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Investigation officers with Avon Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene this morning assessing the properties to try to determine the cause.

The fire took hold of two properties in North Lane.The fire took hold of two properties in North Lane.

Several people had to be evacuated.

A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "We were contacted by the police in the early hours of this morning requesting assistance to support the two households affected by the fire in North Street.

"We attended the scene and arranged overnight hotel accommodation for the residents who'd lost their homes.

"We have continued to help them today with longer-term housing arrangements."

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