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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Lucky escape after home has no smoke alarms

Three people have been rescued from a fire at a house in Hythe after their house was not fitted with smoke alarms.

Control operators received the emergency call at 10:03 and mobilised three crews.

Officer in charge Group Manager Dan Tasker said, "The property was not fitted with smoke detectors so there was no early warning of fire. This could have been much worse and quite possibly fatal for the three people we managed to rescue. "

The fire started in the rear of the property and an investigation will determine the cause.

All three casualties suffered smoke inhalation and were handed over to South Central Ambulance Service.


10 fire engines tackle fire at Portsmouth dockyard

One of two aerial platforms tackling the flames last night Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

10 fire engines and two aerial ladders were used to tackle a fire at Portsmouth dockyard late last night. The fire was in the roof and the first floor of a two-storey building.

Crews managed to bring the flames under control Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue


Firefighters tackle blaze at Portsmouth Naval dockyard


10 fire crews contain a fire at Portsmouth Dockyard. The fire was in the roof and 1st f;loor of a 2-storey building.


A fire broke out at the Portsmouth Naval dockyard last night.

The blaze broke out hours after HMS Illustrious returned from an aid mission in the Philippines.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said ten fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms were needed to tackle the blaze, which broke out shortly before 10pm.

The fire was in a two-story building at the site. The cause is being investigated and nobody was injured.

Crews managed to put the fire out by 1am.

Fire blaze at Gosport building


Building fire Grange Ln Gosport. Crews withdrawn due to collapse. 5 jets .BA & ALP Monitor in use.


Around fifty six firefighters were called to a fire in a Hampshire derelict building last night.

The building in Gosport was engulfed in flames and fire crews had to withdraw as the structural damage made the building collapse.

The electricity board made the decision to cut off the electrics to approximately twenty nearby properties to make the surrounding area safe.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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