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Fire crews called to fire at Hotel after alarm alert

The Randolph Hotel was badly damaged by a fire in April 2015

Firefighters were called to the Randolph Hotel in Oxford to deal with a fire in a bedroom at the site last night.

The alert was raised following a fire alarm going off at about 11.40pm. Two fire engines from Rewley Road fire station attended the incident. They reported seeing light smoke, and the presence of a strong smell of burning coming from a first floor room.

The two elderly people staying in the room were taken to safety by staff. One woman was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

The incident commander from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service issued a warning for people to check their portable electrical appliances.

It is believed that the fire at the 5-star hotel was sparked inside an electrical nebulizer which overheated. The devices can help with medical treatments for breathing - for example for people with asthma.

“I would urge the public to review the condition of their portable electrical appliances in relation to any signs of damage, wear and tear and replace if necessary. Fortunately, the hotel had a fire alarm system, which alerted all persons and allowed plenty of time for emergency evacuation procedures to be put into place”.

– Incident Commander, Watch Manager Ricky Thomas, Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service


More firefighters sent to tackle Fleet petrol station fire

More than 50 firefighters spent the night fighting the flames Credit: Rushmoor Fire Station

A second round of relief fire crews have been sent to Fleet Services off the M3 in Hampshire following a major blaze last night. More than 50 firefighters were at the scene at the height of the fire.

At present one lane of the M3 southbound is closed between Junction 4a for Fleet and Junction 5 for Hook.

The Fleet service station area remains closed and there is slow traffic in the area. The fire broke out in the service station's food court at around 10.30pm last night.

The fire is under control and firefighters are damping down the area damaged by the blaze to make it safe.

The blaze has destroyed part of the service station Credit: Rushmoor Fire station

Shopping centre fire confirmed as arson

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A fire in the shopping centre at Ringwood in Hampshire has been confirmed as arson.

Investigations are continuing this morning into the blaze which engulfed six shops in Ringwood, Hampshire.

The fire started in a bin behind shops in Meeting House Lane. Fifty firefighters were called out to tackle the flames.

We can confirm that we are investigating a fire that took place at the shopping centre in Meeting House Lane, Ringwood, just before 8am on Sunday, November 27.

Following an assessment by colleagues at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, we are treating the fire as arson.

– Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

"Upstairs is completely gone - the kitchen is no longer." Fire destroys 17th century pub.

A landlord whose pub was almost completely destroyed by fire has vowed to try and re-open within 6 months.

40 fire-fighters tackled the flames at the Hooden on the Hill pub in Willesborough in Ashford, after the blaze was thought to have started in the kitchen.

Sarah Saunders spoke to landlord Howard Lapish and Rupert Roberts from Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Additional footage from Lousie Kennett and stills courtesy of @Kent_999s


Firefighters battle large blaze at shops in Ringwood

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze in Ringwood Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Fire crews are at the scene of a huge fire in Ringwood Town Centre - six shops were affected.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service say the fire is now out and no-one was injured.

Crews at the scene of the fire in Ringwood Credit: Simon Rowley

The fire spread from a bin at the back of the shops and spread into roof space of some units. Around 50 firefighters were called out.

Fire crews at the scene of the blaze in Ringwood Town Centre Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
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