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Business owner talks of devastation after fire destroys garage in Hythe

The owners of a car garage beside the historic Hythe Pier say their business has been totally destroyed by fire. Plumes of thick black smoke could be seen across the Hampshire town this morning as more than 50 firefighters battled the flames. Here's our report from Mary Stanley.

Business owners 'lose everything' after major fire

Credit: Redbridge Fire Station

The owners of a garage in Hampshire say they have lost everything after a fire swept through their premises in the early hours of this morning.

50 firefighters from across Hampshire and Dorset were deployed to the business in Hythe.

The fire was also alarmingly close to the historic Hythe Pier and its railway believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world.

No one was injured in the fire.

Nathan Painter, Joint Business Owner

Credit: Redbridge Fire Station
Credit: Redbridge Fire Station

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Road reopens after blaze near Hythe Pier

Credit: Caryll Young

Prospect Place in Hythe has reopened following a fire at a commercial building near Hythe Pier.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at around 5.30am.

Traffic was diverted this morning as the road was shut in both directions.

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

Road closed because of major fire near pier

Fire crews were called to Prospect Place at 5.36am Credit: @Andrew_SW

A major fire at a commercial premises near Hythe Pier in Hampshire has left Prospect Place in Hythe closed in both directions.

Traffic is slow because of a serious fire between West Street / Jones Lane and Pylewell Road. Police are directing traffic.

The building on fire is in Prospect Place. Firefighters are tackling the blaze and so Prospect Place has had to be closed for public safety.

More than 50 firefighters at blaze near Hythe Pier

The building near the pier caught fire in the early hours of this morning Credit: @Andrew_SW

Major fire at shed near Hythe Pier in Hampshire. More than 50 firefighters are at the scene. Hampshire fire crews are being assisted by their counterparts from the Dorset & Wiltshire fire brigade.

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WATCH: Fire service video shows devastation after Gunwharf blaze

Inside the destroyed flat Credit: HFRS

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have filmed a video of the damage caused by a blaze at a flat at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

The blaze broke out on February 25th Credit: @beckiesussex

The video was posted on Youtube with the message:

"We return to the scene of a large fire which devastated a flat at the Roundhouse Tower at Gunwharf Quays recently.

Firefighter Beth Medway, from Southsea Fire Station, tells us about her experiences dealing with the fire and gives us some fire safety tips.

More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze in a block of flats on Saturday, February 25.

More than 30 firefighters tackle fire at block of flats

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service say they were called to a fire at a block of flats at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth just after midday.

More than 30 firefighters are at the scene. There have been no reports of any injuries. The fire started in a kitchen on the fourth floor.

The video is from @Hamblepoint

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