Arson attack at industrial estate

A fire on an industrial estate on the edge of Kingswood yesterday is being treated as arson.

Crews from Kingswood, Yate, Hicks Gate, Patchway and Avonmouth fire stations were called to the fire at Toucan Environmental Ltd on the Bridge Road Industrial Estate at around 3.45pm.

The company specialises in the supply of reconditioned plastic containers. The fire involved around 300 containers and the massive plumes of smoke were seen from miles around.

Four firefighters in breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, and chemical absorbent booms and Environment Agency pack booms were used to prevent chemical run-off into nearby drainage.

CCTV footage of intruders at the site has been forwarded to the police.