Chip pan fire

Fire warning over chip pans

People are being warned of the dangers of chip pan fires as the nation celebrates its favourite food.

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Three fire engines tackle Dorset blaze

Firefighters are dealing with a blaze in a home at Lower Parkstone. Credit: ITV Meridian

Three fire engines are dealing with a blaze in a home at Lower Parkstone at 2pm, with a fourth on the way.

Police have cordoned off the entire road, sealing it at the junctions with Elms Avenue and Sandbanks Road.

Three fire engines were on the scene at Pearce Avenue at 2pm, with a fourth on the way. Credit: ITV Meridian
It's thought the blaze is in an upper floor of a house. Credit: ITV Meridian


Investigation after building destroyed by fire

An investigation is underway after a building was destroyed by fire in Hampshire.

Fire crews were called to Belmore Lane in Owslebury at 5.18pm where they were confronted by a blaze at a commercial property.

Around 35 firefighters from Winchester, Eastleigh, Bishops Waltham, Redbridge and Fareham tackled the fire and it took them till just before 10pm to put it out.

The building was of a single storey and measured 15 metres by 12 metres and was completely destroyed.

Five jets, one fan spray, foam and two sets of breathing apparatus were used.


Crews tackle large field fire on the Isle of Sheppey

Fire crews from Kent are at a large field fire in Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey. The fire service say they are aware that the smoke plume can be seen from some distance. The incident has been scaled down to two fire engines and crews are likely to remain on the scene for some time.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.The blaze covers an area of 60 square metres involving approximately 1500 tonnes of seed rape straw. The fire is being allowed to burn off under controlled conditions.

Emergency crews attend A23 fire

Firefighters put the fire out Credit: Eddie Howland

Firefighters were called to a lorry fire on the A23 this afternoon. The scrap lorry caught alight near Pyecombe and closed the Southbound part of the road. Around 15 firefighters tackled the blaze. Once the fire was under control, police were able to re-open the road.

The fire started in the container of a scrap lorry Credit: Eddie Howland

Crews who attended the incident today were not on strike.

Some firefighters have been on strike from 10am till 5pm in an ongoing row over over pensions and working conditions.

The smoke was so thick it could be seen from Burgess Hill Credit: Eddie Howland
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