Take care when parking

September 25 2015

AVON Fire and Rescue is urging local residents to be considerate when parking their vehicles after a fire engine was unable to reach a burning car.

AVON Fire and Rescue is urging local residents to be considerate when parking their vehicles after a fire engine was unable to reach a burning car.

Firefighters from Southmead station were called out at around 4am on August 28 to the incident in Egerton Brow, Bishopston, but the fire engine was unable to reach the scene due to vehicles obstructing the way.

Instead, the fire engine had to stop around the corner in Melbourne Road, and crews had to use around 200 metres of hose in order to tackle the fire.

A spokesperson from Avon Fire and Rescue said: “We would always ask that where possible drivers given consideration to blue light services when parking their cars as it could be their property we need to get to in an emergency.”