More than forty firefighters from Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service spent last night tackling a blaze at a terraced house in Winchester last night.
The first floor and roof of the property in Tower Street were severely damaged. The site was undergoing renovation - so there was no-one inside the building. The loft areas of adjoining properties were filled with smoke. No-one was injured.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be checking baby car seats at a safety event in Southampton on Monday. They're encouraging people to use the correct child seats, and fit them properly. 4 out of 5 aren't fitted safely, causing the highest percentage of child road casualties.
Hampshire firefighters were involved in a range of calls across the county last night involving fires, accidents and building collapse.
In Eastleigh, crews rescued a female casualty from a car in a two-vehicle accident on the eastbound carriageway of the M27, between J5 and J7.
16 firefighters from Botley, Hightown and Eastleigh, along with an animal rescue specialist, put out a fire involving 30 chickens.
The chickens were helped to safety from the fire that was caused by their wooden sheds.
The Fire Service were also called out to deal with chimney fires in Hythe.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s head of response, Andy Bowers, said: “The wide range of incidents dealt with overnight show how well trained and equipped our firefighters are, so they are able to deal with whatever scenario they are faced with."
Firefighters from across our region will be taking part in a national car wash to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Havant and Hightown and Rushmoor Fire Stations are among many services in the south who will be holding a car wash event in their community.
Motorists are invited to take their car along and have it washed in return for a donation to the charity as part of its largest national fundraising event of the year.
We are delighted that so many of our fire stations are getting involved this September and would encourage local people to come along and support the day. Your valued donations will go towards helping men, women and children from the fire and rescue service community during their times of need."
– Andy Bowers, Area Manager of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Firefighters will be talking to drivers visiting Hampshire's motorway service stations to raise awareness of road safety this weekend. Around a quarter of the county's fire and rescue service's call-outs are to traffic collisions.
Ten homes had to be evacuated in the early hours of this morning after a fire at a property under construction in Hampshire. Forty firefighters were needed to tackle the blaze at the two storey building in Winchester. Mel Bloor reports.