200 students forced to leave their flats after fire

Crews were called to the block in King Square at around 7am. Credit: Temple Fire Station

A six storey student accommodation block in Bristol had to be evacuated following a fire this morning.

200 students were forced to leave at around 7am today, 18 May after fire broke out in a third floor flat in King Square near Stokes Croft.

Crews used a turntable ladder to help bring the blaze under control.

A woman in her 20s was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.