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PICTURES: Plumes of smoke as fire engulfs building

Credit: Caryll Young

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major blaze at a commercial premises near Hythe Pier in Hampshire.

Fire services were called to a commercial building in Prospect Place at around 5.30 this morning.

Fire crews are currently damping down.

Credit: Caryll Young
Credit: Caryll Young


Early morning barbecue sparks fire

Fire crews were called to an Oxfordshire village to bring a breakfast barbecue under control.

They were called to a house in West Hanney at 8.30am on Saturday, after reports of a blaze in the garden.

One fire engine from Abingdon was mobilised to the incident and tackled the blaze while the gas from the barbecue cylinder burned off at a safe distance from the house.

Crew manager Cook said: "The owner acted very quickly to prevent the fire spreading to the house, which would have led to a serious fire.

"We would always advise the public to stand your barbecue away from any structures and on a flat surface."

Advice from Oxfordshire Fire Service

Bus catches fire near supermarket

The fire rear compartment of the bus was burnt out Credit: Rushmore Fire Station

A bus has caught fire near a supermarket in Farnborough.

The fire happened on Gifford Drive at around 2pm yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters were called and managed to contain the fire.

The bus caught fire yesterday afternoon on Gifford Drive Credit: Rushmore Fire Station

The rear engine compartment of the 25-seater Stagecoach bus was completely destroyed.

No one was in the vehicle at the time.

Firefighters battle inferno as fuel lorries explode

Flames leapt hundreds of feet into the night sky and a smoke plume stretched for 10 miles - as oil and red diesel tankers exploded on an industrial estate in Sussex in the early hours of last night.

100 firefighters from four fire services across the region fought the blaze at the Linton fuel oil depot on the Rowfant Business Park in Wallage Lane near Crawley Down. It's not yet known what caused the blaze.

Tonight firefighters remain at the scene.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Adrian Murphy of West Sussex Fire and Rescue, business owners and local residents from the scene of the fire.


Diesel and oil alight in blaze at business park

Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Around 60 firefighters have battled a large blaze at a business park in Crawley Down.

Firefighters were called in the early hours to Rowfant Business Park in Wallage Lane to find tanks of red diesel and heating oil alight.

Large plumes of smoke could be seen from the M23.

Residents have been advised to stay away and keep windows and doors shut.

The fire has now been extinguished but firefighters remain at the scene.

No artefacts damaged after fire at SeaCity Museum

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No artefacts have been damaged after a fire at the SeaCity Museum in Southampton this afternoon.

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

The museum will remain closed for the rest of the day and will reopen on Thursday 8th June.

Watch footage of firefighters at the scene here.

A small fire broke out at lunchtime today in the “Southampton’s Titanic Story” exhibition at SeaCity Museum. The building was evacuated safely and fire crews swiftly attended, ensuring the fire was extinguished rapidly. Our exhibitions team have assessed the damage, and have concluded that none of the artefacts were affected and that the museum will be able to welcome visitors again from Thursday."

"We would like to thank the team at SeaCity for their professionalism in their initial response and evacuation, and also to Hampshire Fire & Rescue for their rapid response. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

– Southampton City Council Spokesperson

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
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