Thousands of pounds of damage has been caused in a suspected arson attack on storage containers located on the edge of the cricket field at the Baileys Court Activity Centre in Bradley Stoke.
Fire crews from Patchway, Southmead and Soundwell attended the incident shortly after 3am on Tuesday morning (22nd July). On arrival, they found two containers well alight.
The fire was extinguished by four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a 45mm jet reel and a high pressure hose.
A spokesperson for the Avon Fire & Rescue Service said it is believed the fire was started deliberately.
The main part of the fire was in a container used by Bradley Stoke Town Council to house its three-wheel ‘tuk-tuk’ maintenance vehicle, which was completely destroyed (photo). The container is also believed to have housed equipment belonging to Bradley Stoke in Bloom (BSiB) and Bradley Stoke Radio.
Smoke and heat damage was also caused to equipment owned by Bradley Stoke Cricket Club stored in an adjoining container.
The Journal has heard from a number of sources that an attempt had been made to break into the containers the previous night (Sunday night / Monday morning).