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26 June 2014, 09:57
A fire has caused severe damage to the Dovecote pub at Long Ashton.
Fire crews were called after the occupant of the pub was alerted by an alarm. Once on scene firefighters reported a well-developed fire which was already involving large parts of the building and the roof.
At the height of the incident more than 50 firefighters from nine fire engines, including two aerial appliances, and support vehicles were involved in efforts to tackle the blaze at the Dovecote.
Fire crews used four water jets to bring the blaze under control. The fire caused extensive damage to around 80% of the two-storey building.
The incident was also attended by the Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service from Somerset which provided emotional and practical support to those affected by the fire.
By 6am the fire had been extinguished and crews began damping down.
An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.