Blaze breaks out on ship docked at Royal Portbury Dock

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More than 50 firefighters were involved in tackling a fire that started in the hold of a ship docked near Bristol.

Crews were called in the early hours to Royal Portbury Dock after the vessel, carrying a large quantity of animal feed, caught fire.

Up to 11 appliances were used to tackle the blaze, which is believed to have started accidentally.

One port operative was taken to Southmead hospital as a precaution, Avon Fire and Rescue said.

The Bristol Port Company said an excavator in the hold of the ship had caught fire, and "a full investigation will be undertaken" to establish how it happened.

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