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Sixty firefighters tackle Ferndown factory fire

Explosions were heard coming from the factory in Ferndown Credit: Simon Rowley
Fifty firefighters from across Dorset were called to bring the fire under control Credit: Simon Rowley

The fire started in a property in Haviland Road, Ferndown. Shortly after Dorset Fire crews arrived they requested more for help. Aappliances from Ferndown, Wimborne, Redhill and Poole were mobilised and eight crews were sent to the scene.

Additional crews from Westbourne, Springbourne, Verwood and Christchurch were also mobilised, together with a high rise and support appliance The electricity board also attended as the building was under high voltage lines.

The building is a semi-detached industrial unit used as a metal finishing factory. An hour after the first call further assistance was requested and 12 crews attended in all - involving 60 fire fighters. Crews from Hamworthy, Ferndown, Wareham, and Blandford helped fight the blaze.

It is now under control.


Large fire at Dorset landfill site

Fire crews from Dorset and Hampshire are fighting a large rubbish fire near Verwood. The blaze involves around 30,000 tons of waste.

Fifty firefighters are at the scene. The blaze broke out shortly before 8pm. Fire crews are attending from Ringwood, Verwood, Ferndown, Beaulieu and Eastleigh.

It is a joint operation involving Hampshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue Services. Crews are expected to remain at the incident for some time.

Warnings after fire crews attend barbecue fire

With the fine weather this weekend the fire brigade is warning people about the dangers of storing used barbecues after hot coals started a fire in a garage in Dorset. Fire crews were called to the fire in Shipton Lane in Burton Bradstock last night.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was accidental due to used barbecue coals catching a wood store alight.

A spokesman said used barbecues should be left in the open away from anything flammable before being stored in a safe location.


50 firefighters rush to thatch blaze

Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

Firefighters have been working to bring a fire in Dorset under control.

Credit: Dorset Fire and Rescue

More than fifty firefighters were needed when a fire broke out in a house in Little Bredy near Dorchester in Dorset. It spread to the adjoining property, destroying the entire thatched roof. It's thought it started in a chimney.

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