Fire Breaks out at South Bristol Sports Centre

Firefighters are tackling a large fire involving the South Bristol Sports Centre in Hengrove.

Around 40 firefighters from nine fire engines, two aerial appliances and command units are currently at the scene working to bring the fire under control.

More than 25 emergency calls were received from members of the public reporting the fire which is involving the first floor and the roof of the building. Firefighters are using hose reels and jets to tackle the fire; the turntable ladders are also being used to provide water from above.

Members of the public are advised to avoid the area and those living nearby should keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.