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Huge fire breaks out at distribution centre

By Mia Vines Booth , Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

A large fire has broken out at a distribution centre in Avonmouth.

Plumes of black smoke and flames could be seen rising from an Evri Depot at around 1.30pm on Tuesday. The scene could be seen from nearby offices and the M5.

A video posted by Jess Mason on X shows huge flames enveloping part of the building on fire at around 1.35pm.

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A plume of smoke could be seen rising from the Evri depot – photo: Nick Bushell X

A spokesperson from Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire services attended a fire at our Avonmouth depot earlier today, all colleagues on sites are safe and the fire has now been put out.

“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.”

Main photo: Jess Mason

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