Fire crews tackle scrapyard blaze in Iron Acton

First published in News Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze in Iron Acton which took hold in a scrapyard.

Four vehicles and a quantity of scrap metals were involved in the fire, which happened last Wednesday night.

A spokesman for Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: "Numerous 999 calls were received reporting the fire which involved four vehicles and scrap materials.

"Crews from Yate, Kingswood and Patchway fire stations were first on scene and used jets and hose reels to bring the blaze under control.

"Due to the amount of water needed to deal with the fire, a further engine from Speedwell was sent to the incident to shuttle water to crews fighting the fire.

"Thick smoke from the fire could be seen for several miles around the site as crews worked to extinguish the flames."

Fire crews were called to the scene at 6.10pm and the blaze was brought under control by 9pm.

They remained there into the early hours of the morning to deal with hot spots or small pockets of fire that reignited.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.

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