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Fire in Bristol flat started accidentally

The cause of a fire at a flat in Bristol started accidentally.

One man died in the fire at Carolina House in Kingsdown on Saturday 6 September. Avon Fire & Rescue has been working alongside a number of other agencies, including Avon and Somerset Constabulary, to ascertain the cause of the fire.

After a thorough investigation, we are satisfied that the fire started accidentally, most probably as a result of cooking inside the property.

We have passed our findings to HM Coroner in order for a full inquest to be carried out.

– Avon Fire & Rescue Service

Police say Bristol tower block fire wasn't suspicious

Some residents of Carolina House in Kingsdown are still in temporary accommodation Credit: ITV News

Police say they are treating a fire, which tore through a Bristol tower block yesterday, as not suspicious.

A 61 year old man died in the blaze, which started on the 7th floor of Carolina House in Dove Street.

About a hundred people were evacuated from the building. Some have now been let back into their homes. Others are in temporary accommodation.

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61 year old man dies in Bristol tower block blaze

The fire broke out on the seventh floor of the Bristol tower block Credit: ITV News

A man who died after a fire broke out a Bristol tower block has been named locally as 61 year old Robert Crane.

Around forty fire-fighters battled the blaze at Carolina House in Dove Street in Kingsdown, which started at around 11am.

More than 100 residents were evacuated from the building and taken to a nearby church.

Mr Crane, who had become trapped inside, was pronounced dead at the scene. It's thought the fire started on the seventh floor.

One dead in Bristol tower block fire

A man was killed in the fire which broke out at a tower block in Bristol Credit: ITV News

A man has died in a fire which broke out at a tower block in Bristol just after 11am. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Around forty fighters have now brought the blaze at Carolina House in Dove Street under control.

Up to one hundred residents were evacuated from the building. Many of them are being looked after at Elim Church in Jamaica Road.

It's not yet known what caused the fire. An investigation is now underway.

Person may have been trapped in tower block fire

The fire has now been brought under control Credit: ITV News

It's thought one person may have been trapped in the fire which broke out at a tower block in Bristol earlier this morning.

Forty firefighters tackled the blaze at Carolina House in Dove Street. They have now brought the fire under control.

Around 100 people have been evacuated to King Square. Many of them are being looked after at Elim Church on Jamaica Street.

The building has been left with extensive smoke damage.

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Footage from Stroud fire

Gloucestershire firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze in Stroud overnight.

It started at Griffin Mill in Thrupp at around half past eight yesterday evening.

Some buildings were evacuated and people living nearby were-asked to stay indoors and close their windows because of the chemicals thought to be inside. 60 firefighters were at the scene on the scene. Part of the A419 is closed.

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