Trowbridge firefighters have praised a dad who managed to evacuate his six children after a fire broke out at their home.

A crew had to battle through gridlocked traffic to reach the fire which was started in a grill plan.

They took a video cam of the traffic that blocked their route and posted it on Facebook.

Later they took to social media to say: "Managed to cut through the gridlock to attend a small grill pan fire. We used today's strong wind to clear the smoke logging.

"Dad did a great job evacuating all six kids to safety."