Fire investigators are at a scrapyard in Poole which caught alight last night.
More than 60 fire fighters spent about 8 hours tackling the blaze at the Charles Trent scrapyard in Ringwood Road in Poole, after the alert was raised at 8.30pm last night. No injuries have been reported.
The UKRO Rescue Challenge is coming to Hampshire in September. It's an annual UK-wide event where more than 50 teams of professional firefighters from fire and rescue services across the UK compete against each another in the disciplines of Vehicle Extrication, Trauma Management, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), Rope Rescue, Water Rescue and, for the first time this year, Animal Rescue.
The event will be held at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters in Eastleigh.
Automatic sprinklers in an underground car park have stopped a fire from spreading.
Firefighters were called to the car park at Gloucester Green in Oxford yesterday evening. They had to use Breathing Apparatus and Thermal Image cameras to find their way through the dense smoke, where they found a car in flames.
The automatic water sprinklers helped stop the fire from spreading to other cars.
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Fire crews are currently at the scene of a large thatch fire at East Creech near Wareham in Dorset.
Nine fire engines and multiple support vehicles are in attendance.
A national campaign warning of the dangers of beauty appliances is being backed by Hampshire Fire and Rescue.
It's thought 650,000 house fires in he UK have been caused by a hair straightener.
The new campaign called 'pull the plug' urges people to turn off their cosmetic gadgets.
"Straighteners can reach temperatures of more than 235C and can take up to 40 minutes to cool down. Considering that they reach temperatures hotter than a deep fat-fryer, there's a very high risk of damage or fire if left near flammable materials.
"Our research shows that one in 12 women have left a beauty appliance switched on at some point or other, which is extremely worrying.
"Our advice is to pull the plug on your appliances: switch them off when you've finished using them and leave them to cool on a mat or heat proof surface."
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service identified at an early stage that the fire which broke out at a car workshop in Cowes was accidental.
The fire occurred during vehicle repairs in a car repair workshop and spread quickly to adjoining buildings due to the involvement of flammable liquids.
Businesses are being reminded of the importance of ensuring that they have suitable fire procedures in place and that staff are trained to use provided extinguishers if required.
Homes have been evacuated, ferries suspended, and plumes of smoke seen for miles. Fire crews remain at the scene of a major blaze on the Isle of Wight which has destroyed a car repair workshop.
At it's height, up to 40 firefighters were tackling the blaze at TJ Motors - a car repair workshop in Medina Village in Cowes.
It then spread to the boatyard next door which contained fifty fibreglass boats.
There were fears explosive cyclinders found on site would explode. Richard Slee reports....
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service remains on site at Bridge Road in Cowes this evening, with crews reporting the fire is almost suppressed.
Properties in Thetis Road have been evacuated due to the ongoing incident at the Industrial Park. Until advised otherwise by the Emergency Services, residents will be unable to return to their properties.
Residents from Thetis Road are being directed to attend the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club on Birmingham Road which has been set up by the Isle of Wight Council as a Temporary Place of Shelter until residents are able to return to their homes.
An emergency helpline has been set up for residents of Thetis Road to call: 01983 823407.