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Fire at SeaCity Museum extinguished

A fire in the Titanic exhibition at the Sea City Museum in Southampton earlier today has been extinguished.

A wooden model caught fire on the first floor shortly before 12.30pm.

The museum was evacuated by firefighters this afternoon.

Watch the footage below of firefighters at the scene earlier today.

SeaCity Museum has been evacuated successfully following a fire which broke out around midday today which has now been extinguished by Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. Thanks to the team at SeaCity for being calm and professional and for the swift response from Hampshire Fire & Rescue. We will send an update once we have more information.”

– Southampton City Council Spokesperson


Investigation underway into huge recycling centre fire

Firefighters have spent the day damping down after a massive blaze at an industrial recycling centre in Sussex.

It broke out last night at Light Brothers depot in Southerham near Lewes, engulfing 100 tonnes of waste material.

A plume of dense, black smoke could be seen from at least 20 miles away.

People living nearby were warned to keep their doors and windows closed, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Recycling centre fire is now under control

A fire at a recycling centre in Portsmouth is under control.

Seven tonnes of green waste has been removed from the hanger at the site on Quatremaine Road and is now being damped down.

More than 30 firefighters were sent to the scene at 5:30am and local people were told to avoid the area.

Fire at recycling centre is now under control. Credit: ITV News

Firefighters tackling blaze at recycling centre

More than 30 firefighters are tacking a blaze at a recycling centre in Portsmouth.

They were called to Quatremaine Road, in Portsmouth, at 5.27am this morning. Seven tonnes of the centre's twenty five tonnes of recycling is on fire.

There are no reports of injuries. However, Hampshire Fire and Rescue are telling residents and drivers to avoid the area.

Firefighters save treasured grandfather clock as fire rips through thatched house

Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a blaze that ripped through a thatched property in Wiltshire last night.

Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

Crews from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the detached house in Chandlers Lane in Bishops Cannings at 9.20pm.

At the height of the blaze, more than forty firefighters tackled the fire.

They were able to salvage many of the occupiers’ possessions, including a grandfather clock.


Two rescued from fire in derelict building

Two people have been treated for smoke inhalation following a large fire at a derelict building in Poole.

Seven fire engines were called to St John's House in Serpentine Road this afternoon where the fifth storey was alight.

The fire is now out but an investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze.

It's believed the building is used by squatters.

Elderly woman has lucky escape after electric blanket catches fire

An elderly lady left the property when she saw that the bed was on fire Credit: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

An investigation is underway after a faulty electric blanket caused a house fire in Oxford. Fire crews were called to Horspath just before 10:30 on Thursday evening.

When crews arrived, smoke was coming from the upstairs window. Luckily an elderly lady had left the building after discovering the bed on fire.

Crews were called to the property late on Thursday night Credit: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

"The lady was very lucky as the smoke alarm in the property had not raised the alarm. The 82 year old lady was in the property but only discovered the fire when she went upstairs - unfortunately the smoke alarm was not positioned correctly so was not able to give early detection to the fire”.

– Station Manager Paul Webster

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care when using portable electrical heating devices and recommend that they are not used overnight and only turned on when they can be monitored.

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
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