Avonmouth fire: Thick black plume of smoke seen across Bristol after depot blaze

  • Watch as the flames rip through the warehouse

A huge fire has broken out at a depot in Bristol, prompting a warning to people living in the area to keep their windows and doors closed.

Videos taken at the scene in Avonmouth show a huge cloud of black smoke pluming out from the delivery company's distribution centre on Boundary Road.

A fire spokesperson said the blaze is now 'under control'.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service confirmed it has sent eight fire engines to the warehouse as around 40 firefighters work to control the flames.

"If you live and work in the local area, we’d advise you to keep your windows and doors shut", a spokesperson said.

Group Manager Ben Thompson from Avon Fire and Rescue Service spoke to ITV News at the scene of the fire.

Group Manager Ben Thompson from Avon Fire and Rescue Service said crews arrived to find a "well-developed fire".

"This afternoon we received a call at 1.30pm to a fire at a warehouse in Avonmouth.

"It was a very well-developed fire and there was thick black plume of smoke pouring out over the city.

"I'm pleased to report that crews dealt with the incident very quickly and were able to knock back the flames which were initially extensive.

"Fire crews are still here making the scene safe. We would still encourage the public to stay away for their own safety."

No injuries have been reported following the fire and the service says investigations are continuing into its cause.

A spokesperson from the delivery company Evri said: "Fire services attended a fire at our Avonmouth depot earlier today, all colleagues on site are safe and the fire has now been put out.

A car was destroyed by the fire which broke out in Avonmouth.

"Our main priority has been to ensure that all colleagues are safe, the cause of the fire will be fully investigated in due course.

"There were very few parcels at the site at the time with the vast majority of outbound deliveries having left the building.

"We have quickly made plans for alternative arrangements to minimise disruption to deliveries taking place over the next few days."