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Poor visibility on Gloucester roads after warehouse fire

Firefighters are warning that there may be poor visibility on Bristol Road in Gloucester as crews deal with a fire at a warehouse in the area.

Officers are currently on scene at Avon Metals after a fire was reported just after 4am on 24 January.

The fire is within the ventilation system, and the incident is ongoing as fire engines tackle the blaze.

Smoke and fog are mixing so police are advising drivers to take care when driving through.


Investigation underway after woman dies in house fire

Drew Street is a residential area in Swindon. Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after a woman died in a house fire in Swindon.

Emergency services were called to a property on Drew Street at 5.40am on Saturday morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they're working with the Fire Service to determine how the blaze started.

50 firefighters dealing with 'large-scale incident' after fire breaks out at recycling plant

The recycling plant for New Earth Solutions in Sharpness. Credit: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews in Gloucestershire are dealing with what they describe as a 'large-scale ongoing incident' after a fire broke out at a recycling plant in Sharpness.

The fire service were called to the New Earth Solutions recycling plant at Sharpness Docks just before 6 o clock this morning.

50 firefighters from Gloucestershire, supported by colleagues from Avon Fire and Rescue Service with eleven appliances on the scene.

A Hazardous Area Response Team from the South Western Ambulance Trust is also on the scene.

Residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Stewart Edgar from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said:

Fire crews have been on the scene since early this morning, working to tackle a large fire in a garden and waste recycling facility.

The fire is self-contained and we have no concerns about the safety of local residents or businesses.

This is a large-scale ongoing incident and an investigation into the cause will take place once the fire has been dealt with."

– Stewart Edgar, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Cheltenham fire: man dies after blaze at house overnight

The property on Shurdington Lane in Cheltenham. Credit: ITV News

A man has died after a house caught fire in Cheltenham.

Police say the man was found dead by fire crews who were called to the blaze in Shurdington Road late last night.

The fire caught hold of the house near the junction of Shurdington Road and Kidnappers' Lane.

Fire crews used two hose reels and breathing apparatus after the small house fire took hold.

Anyone with any information about the fire should contact police on 101 quoting incident 431 of November 27.

The property on Shurdington Lane in Cheltenham. Credit: ITV News


Homes still without water after Radstock fire

Residents in the Radstock area have been without a water supply for nearly 5 hours after a fire that broke out at a scrapyard.

Bristol Water have brought a water tank into the town to assist locals.

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