Pensioner taken to hospital after Filton Avenue bungalow fire

Fire engine of the Avon Fire & Rescue Service.

A woman her 70s was taken to hospital as a precaution following a fire in her bungalow in Filton this morning (Monday 3rd March).

Responding to a call received at 9.32am, three fire engines from Patchway, Southmead and Temple fire stations attended the blaze in a semi-detached property on Filton Avenue.

Once on scene, crews were faced with a well-developed fire, so immediately set to work to bring it under control. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used high pressure hose reels and jets to deal with the fire, which caused extensive damage to the front bedroom of the property.

The blaze also caused smoke damage throughout the rest of the home. Crews were successful, however, in preventing the fire from spreading to a neighbouring property.

A lady in her 70s and her pet dog were at home at the time of the fire, but both had managed to make their way to safety before crews arrived. The lady was treated on the scene by paramedics for the effects of smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

Filton Avenue was closed during the incident, with buses being diverted along Wessex Avenue and the A38.

Photo: Archive image of an Avon Fire & Rescue Service fire engine (courtesy of the Stoke Gifford Journal).

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