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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

Fire near Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service at the scene. They are advising people in the area surrounding the fire to keep their windows shut so that the smoke does not enter their homes.

Reports of a fire at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth

Fire in block of flats by Gunwharf Quays leisure complex in Portsmouth Credit: @beckiesussex


Hampshire firefighters help create mobile field hospital

The new mobile field hospital during an exercise

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has helped to design Britain's first mobile field hospital.

The tent-based facility would be used in disaster zones. It can be transformed into a medical centre with 40 beds for up to 90 days. The UK has become the sixth country to have a mobile field hospital.

According to Robin Bates from Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) who was the project section leader in charge of accommodation and logistics, the facility is impressive.

The hospital is most likely to be used in disaster zones or at severe flooding incidents

"The work that has gone into this is incredible. To be able to go to a disaster zone and immediately put up such a vital lifeline will make a huge difference to those in need.

"As well as treating the injured, this hospital will be able to help prevent minor injuries becoming major with a team of highly trained trauma doctors and nurses.

"This facility will save lives without a doubt and improve life for people who have lost everything in countries where the infrastructure has been completely wiped out."

– Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) crew manager Robin Bates

Farmer loses 'a year's hard work' after barn fire

Barn fires at Barton Stacey in Hampshire Credit: Sutton Scotney fire station

More than 30 firefighters spent the night tackling a fire at two barns in Barton Stacey near Andover. Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service sent six fire engines and water carriers on the evening of Thursday 29th December.

There are no reports of any injuries.

Fleet service station fire investigation underway

It is believed that a coffee machine was the cause of a fire which has destroyed part of the Fleet Services petrol station complex on the M3.

It took more than fifty firefighters most of last night to fight the flames which it was feared would spread to a hotel and petrol station.

The fire is thought to have started in the KFC restaurant at the site - on the southbound side of the motorway at 10:30pm. A dozen staff were evacuated but no-one was injured. Most of the building has been destroyed.

Firefighters say that if the fire had happened at any other time of day then lives could have been lost. Richard Slee reports.

M3 southbound reopened after major petrol station fire

The fire took hold after 10.30pm last night Credit: Rushmoor Fire Station
The area has been cordoned off for firecrews to damp down

All lanes of the M3 southbound have been reopened after the overnight fire at Fleet Service station. Fire crews remain at the scene damping down. However the service station area and the fuel station remain closed.

Group Commander Brian Rudman from Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service said crews would remain at the scene for much of the day.

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