Firefighters tackle blaze caused by bonfire

The bonfire got out of control and spread to the house.

The bonfire got out of control and spread to the house. - Credit: Archant

Fire crews were called out to tackle a bonfire which had got out of control outside a Weston house.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to a property in Stanley Road, off Ashcombe Road, at 8.24pm on Tuesday night.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud bang and seeing black smoke billowing from a nearby street.

Three crews from Weston fire station attended and found a small bonfire affecting the side of a property.

The bonfire had been lit in the garden of the house, but quickly started spreading towards the building.

Firefighters used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the blaze.

Crews then used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots to make sure the fire was out.

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The road was closed off to vehicles for half an hour while crews tackled the blaze.

A spokesman from Avon Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the cause of the fire was accidental.

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