Emergency crews called to ‘large explosion’ at Avonmouth warehouse

Written by on December 3, 2020

AVON Fire and Rescue Service said there had been “multiple casualties” at the scene of a large explosion at a warehouse in Bristol.

The service said: “We have been called to a large explosion at 11.22am in a warehouse in Avonmouth, on Kings Weston Lane.

“Crews from Avonmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending.

“We can confirm there are multiple casualties on site.

“We are joined by Avon and Somerset Police and the ambulance service on site.

“The incident is ongoing.”

Bridgwater Mercury:

A helicopter at the scene (pic: @jawadburhan98/PA Wire)

Witness Jawad Burhan took a photo showing a tank that had exploded after the blast.

He told the PA news agency there was a “helicopter looking for missing people” and police had closed a nearby road leading up to the building, which he believed was a waste centre.

“I heard the sound, I’m working beside the building in another warehouse,” he said.

“After 10 minutes I saw the helicopter coming and the police.”

Bridgwater Mercury:

Police activity at the scene of the explosion (pic: @jawadburhan98/PA Wire)

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