Huge fire rips through Evri depot in Avonmouth as smoke seen for miles

Footage on social media shows smoke and a large blaze at the company’s distribution centre

Holly Evans
Tuesday 16 April 2024 15:58 BST
Huge blaze at Evri depot in near Bristol

A huge fire has broken out at an Evri depot in Avonmouth, with smoke seen billowing out of the warehouse.

Footage on social media of the scene shows black acrid smoke coming from the delivery company’s distribution centre near Bristol, with a vehicle also on fire.

In a tweet, Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: “We currently have 16 appliances in attendance at a warehouse fire in Avonmouth. If you live and work in the local area, we’d advise you to keep your windows and doors shut.”

Local residents were advised to keep their windows closed (Becka Farndon/X)

Fire crews remain at the location tackling the fire, with locals urged to avoid the area.

While it is currently unknown when the blaze broke out, a video posted on X shows the warehouse, which is located on Boundary Road, in flames at 1.35pm.

The parcel depot is located at the Access 18 industrial estate around seven miles from Bristol city centre.

Heavy traffic is also building along both directions of the A403 St Andrew’s Road due to smoke billowing across the road from the warehouse.

A spokesperson for Evri said: “Fire services attended a fire at our Avonmouth depot earlier today, all colleagues on site are safe and the fire has now been put out.

An Evri depot in Avonmouth has caught fire (Jess Mason/X)

“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.”

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