Police training centre hit by blaze
12:00pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Latest News
THE new firearms training centre to be shared by Wiltshire Police, Gloucestershire Police and Avon and Somerset Police was gutted by fire yesterday.
Multiple fire crews from Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the police training centre which is under construction off Valley Road in Portishead, near to, but not on the same site as, police headquarters.
The alarm was raised shortly after 4.30am and when crews arrived, they found around 50 per cent of the building – which measures around 140mx40m – well alight. Surrounding roads were closed to traffic as firefighters fought the blaze for more than 12 hours.
A spokesman for the service said there is no indication of the cause and a police spokesman said fire investigators would likely only gain entry this morning.