Chipping Sodbury blaze started accidentally
A huge blaze at a Chipping Sodbury workshop started accidentally, the fire service has confirmed.
Fire broke out at Royal Oak Stables in Horse Street at 1.25am yesterday.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service sent 35 firefighters to to tackle the blaze. They were initially on the scene until just after 5am.
Crews returned to the scene yesterday and at 3.20pm investigators were able to get inside the property to establish the cause of the fire.
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The workshop backs on to houses which were affected by smoke from the blaze and residents had to be evacuated as a result.
Fire crews used powerful fans to clear the smoke from properties.
A Peugeot 207 car parked nearby also suffered heat damage from the fire, which was tackled by six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, using three jets and two hoses.
South Gloucestershire Council sent a structural engineer to the scene due to the scale of the fire.
There were no reports of anyone being injured in the fire.