Residents in one part of Southampton woke up to a series of explosions this morning as a major blaze took hold in a fireworks shop in Southampton.
Just after 5am Bitterne Road West was lit up by fireworks which showered one of the busiest routes through the city.
A school and several roads were closed, homes were evacuated and the smoke could be seen for miles - but it's not yet known how the fire at the Fireworks Factory shop started. Andrew Pate reports.
More than 60 firefighters have spent much of the morning tackling a fire in the roof of a large 2-storey thatched cottage in Nutley, Hampshire.
Fire crews and engines from Basingstoke, Winchester, Alton, Tadley, Fleet & Andover, Redbridge and Portchester were among those dealing with the incident. No-one was injured.
A labradoodle has been rescued after getting stuck down a well near Eastleigh this morning.
Crews were called out this morning after an overnight dog hunt. 4-year-old Lily had gone missing while on a walk in woods off Chestnut Avenue yesterday afternoon.
She is now safely at home.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue have issued some pictures of a fire they attended last night. They want to warn people of the dangers of storing and using fireworks indoors.
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service are appealing for help to find thieves who broke into Kingsclere fire station and stole life saving equipment.
The kit that was taken included the vital cutting tools used by firefighters to get trapped people out of vehicles after accidents and collisions.
Hampshire Constabulary are investigating the theft which took place at some time between 4pm on Friday 11th September and 1pm on Saturday 12th September.
Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 quoting 44150316769, or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Specialists are being winched onto a car transporter ship diverted to Hampshire after it caught fire last night, 40 miles off Harwich in Essex.
The crew on board the Courage reported the fire to the UK Coastguard at Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre just before 10pm on Tuesday.
The coastguard had put the RAF Wattisham helicopter on standby, but it was not needed.
The crew used an inbuilt CO2 system to flood a large area which they believed had put the fire out and continued their journey. However because of the CO2 the corridors and areas around the deck cannot be accessed.
The vessel was diverted to Southampton. It is now off Sandown on the isle of Wight where it is being monitored by the the National Maritime Operations Centre. Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency are working together to make the situation safe.
A number of specialists from Hampshire Fire and Rescue assessment team will look at where the CO2 was used to make sure it’s safe for the pilot to get through to take the vessel alongside in Southampton.
Counter-pollution staff from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency are monitoring the situation but say it is all contained.
Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service have said that the fire is now contained and under control. Five maritime response officers from the service have been winched aboard the vessel to assess the situation.
Firefighters at Cosham Fire Station in Hampshire have turned their station into a Santa's Grotto to host a party for children who have been receiving treatment at the nearby Queen Alexandra Hospital.
The party included a petting zoo, a children’s entertainer, and a chance for the youngsters to watch firefighters rescue Santa from a tower using an aerial ladder platform.
Detectives are appealing for information after a 32-year-old woman and her son aged three, had to be led to safety by firefighters last night during a fire at a block of flats in Southampton.
Hampshire Constabulary were called to the flats at Paynes Road in the city at 11.51pm last night. Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service said neither the mother nor her child were harmed.
The fire is believed to have started in a stairwell. The fire is being treated as suspicious, and an investigation is underway.
It's a shocking fact that older people are twice as likely to die in a fire than any other age group. Often that's because they live alone and that's why Hampshire Fire and Rescue have launched an initiative to help keep people safer in their homes. They've been offering advice on smoke alarms and fire prevention. Juliette Fletcher and Fred Dineage went along to the launch event today.
Older people from the local area were today invited to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's HQ to get home safety advice from firefighters.
Supported by ITV’s Fred Dinenage, the older persons event formed part of the Service’s three month campaign to make the most vulnerable people in the community safe in their own homes.
Nationally the risk of dying in a fire for people over 65 is more than twice as high as the average for all ages. This risk increases dramatically if the person lives alone, smokes, drinks or has a physical and/or learning disability.
Hampshire has a higher percentage of age-related impairments than the national average and now that the weather is getting colder, older people are more vulnerable and spend more time in their homes alone and isolated.
The Service is also working with partner organisations including Age Concern and asking the public to help raise awareness of fire safety amongst older people.