Avon Fire and Rescue Service

People evacuated from workshop fire

Congresbury fire
Clive Burlton

Three people were evacuated from a workshop in Congresbury after it went up in flames during the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews from Clevedon, Winscombe, Yatton, Weston and Southmead were called to Bristol Road at 02:41 BST.

The nearby A370 was closed as a result of the fire and Bristol Airport, located six miles away, tweeted to warn travellers to seek an alternative route.

A spokesman for Avon Fire & Rescue said the cause was thought to be accidental.

New roof set for historic building after fire

Image of St Michael on the Mount's roof after fire damage
Avon Fire and Rescue

St Michael on the Mount in Bristol is set to have a new roof fitted.

The new fitting comes three years after it was gutted by a fire.

The landmark building was left open to the elements following the blaze in 2016.

Work is now under way to replace the roof to ensure the building is watertight in time for winter.

The owner of the building, Norman Routledge, said the lack of a roof had been devastating.

He said it has had "three years with no roof", which has made the upkeep of the building difficult.

He said he had found dry rot in the left-hand section and right-hand section of the roof's structure.