Thick Black Smoke Billows Into Air Above Historic City Of Bath

Black smoke was seen billowing over Bath this afternoon. A dramatic photo posted on Twitter appeared to show a thick funnel of smoke rising over the historic city, which attracts hundreds of tourists each day.

Witness Lena Carter tweeted: “Explosion/fire in Bath #Bath #Fire @BBCNews @BathChron @bath”.

Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service confirmed a tree fire was to blame for the column of smoke.

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