Avon Fire and Rescue were called out today to tackle a fire in Oldland Common that was caused by the overloading of sockets and daisy-chaining of extension cables.
Crews from Kingswood, Temple and Hicks Gate fire stations attended Cook Close at 10am where they found the blaze affecting a two-storey semi-detached house.
One casualty was conveyed to hospital by a neighbour.
Van on fire
Meanwhile crews from Kingswood fire station were called to reports of a van on fire on Bath Road at Longwell Green at 8.21am today.
A telegraph pole was also affected by the fire. The cause of the incident was determined to have been accidental ignition.