Firefighters rush to gas leak at South Bristol pub


Four fire crews and emergency responders from the gas and electricity boards attended the scene of a gas leak at a pub which prompted a small area in South Bristol to be cordoned off.

The incident happened at the Albert Lounge pub on the corner of West Street and Sheene Road in Bedminster at just before 4pm today, Tuesday, May 28.

Firefighters from Bedminster and Temple attended the scene, along with emergency responders from both Wales & West Utilities and the National Grid, attended the scene, and that emergency response partially blocked the A38 West Street, with traffic backing up both northbound and southbound on either side of the junction.

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The pub is currently undergoing a major renovation and, as a precaution, everyone inside was evacuated, with firefighters cordoning off an area around the pub on either side of the corner.

Joe, the landlord of the Albert, said: “The pub is shut at the moment as we’re having a major renovation, and there was a bit of a gas leak, so we called for help. It looked a bit more dramatic than it was, we had four fire engines turn up, and the gas board and the National Grid. But no one was hurt and it was just a minor leak."

Gas engineers declared the area safe, and the pavement cordon was lifted, and the road was fully reopened at just before 4.30pm.