Fire crews were called to a warehouse in King’s Weston Lane, Avonmouth at 11.22am this morning. It currently remains unknown what caused the explosion. Avon Fire and Rescue Service said there had been “casualties” and they are “still looking for people” following the “serious incident”.
A spokesman said: “We have been called to a large explosion at 11.22am in a warehouse in Avonmouth.
“Crews from Avonmouth, Southmead, Yate, Patchway, Kingswood and Temple are currently attending.
“We are joined by Avon and Somerset Police and Ambulance on site.
Pictures show an air ambulance, fire crews, ambulance and police on the scene.
While images from the Highways Agency show plumes of black smoke over the M49 at J18 near Avonmouth.
Bristol journalist Jawad Burhan tweeted: “Explosion happened 10 minutes ago in Bristol AVONMOUTH area and information about 1 death and 2 missing people.”
South Western Ambulance Service said it was “responding to a serious incident at premises on King’s Weston Lane, Avonmouth, Bristol.
“We have attended with multiple resources alongside fire service and police personnel.
“For more information, please contact police quoting log 299”.
Witnesses reported “at least ten ambulances”, police and fire crews heading down King Weston Lane, in Avonmouth, according to Bristol Live.
The Avonmouth Recycling Centre and Reuse Shop has been temporarily closed by Bristol Waste closed following a nearby incident.
But it remains unclear if the incidents are linked.