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Bristol building fire sends black smoke plume over city

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The fire caused people to evacuate their homes

Emergency services are at the scene of a fire at an abandoned building in Bristol.

Avon Fire and Rescue was called at 19:52 BST on Sunday to reports of a fire in the old FuneralCare Cooperative building near Church Road, Redfield.

The service said the building was “burning very well” with flames coming from the roof.

They said six fire engines were in attendance, along with police and ambulance services.

Drivers were told to stay away from the A420, Church Rd, and locals were told to keep windows and doors closed.

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Nearby homes and buildings were evacuated as firefighters responded to the fire

They said there were no signs of casualties or reports of anyone missing and they were not sure what caused the fire.

Nearby buildings and homes were evacuated as firefighters dealt with the incident.

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Along with others, Laura Hamilton was evacuated from her home

Laura Hamilton, who was evacuated from her home, said: “I was making tea and looked out into the garden when I saw some smoke coming out of the roof of the building behind where I live.”

“I called my daughter and told her to close all the windows in the house. At the same time, I called the fire brigade.”

“It was really scary,” she said.

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Anna McMurtrie, who lives nearby, said: ‘We just watched her as the building caught on fire.

Anna McMurtrie, who also lives nearby and was evacuated from her home, said that within five minutes of noticing the roof of the building was on fire, they had “fire brigade and police cordoned off the street”.

She said: “We just watched her see the building burn but it looks better than it did in the beginning.


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