Avon Fire service say they attended over 40 incidents last night due to the stormy weather. A number of trees and electricity poles were blown down with one pole in Congresbury causing a small fire when it fell into some trees.
Fire officers say some people in the area may have experienced loss of power to their homes.
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) have warned people to take extra care during bonfire night and firework celebrations as firefighters take part in two national strikes.
Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) members are in an ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions and will to stage a four and a half hour strike on Friday 1 November between 18.30hrs and 23.00hrs and Monday 4 November between 06.00hrs and 08.00hrs.
A skeleton service will operate during the strike, working alongside a small number of auxiliary firefighters to provide basic support to fully qualified crews.
Three homes have been evacuated in Frenchay after a fire involving a van, which was carrying an acetylene cylinder. Fire crews were called to Frenchay Park Road this morning and have put out the fire but are cooling the gas cylinder and using thermal imagery to check for hot spots.
An area of 100m around the van was cordoned off and the houses evacuated in case the cylinder exploded. Six people had to leave their homes. Begbrook Lane has also been closed. The cordon will remain until firefighters are satisfied that there is no longer any risk.