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Investigations underway after house fire

Around fifty fire fighters have spent the night tackling a blaze at a two-storey house in the village of Cheriton near Winchester. The emergency services were called to the scene at 9.08pm last night. There was no-one inside the property at the time.

The fire was brought under control by 4.30am this morning. Fire investigation officers are due to visit the property later today.

The fire broke out overnight Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Around 30 firefighters were called to the scene Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Sixty percent of the first floor and roof were destroyed by fire Credit: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

Hero firefighter is reunited with the baby he saved

He claims it was all in the line of duty. But, new mother Lauren Chapman disagrees. In fact, she says the actions of firefighter Steve Fox saved her baby daughter's life when she went into labour 16 weeks early.

Steve, who was off-duty, was on hand to help and performed life saving CPR on baby Sadie.

Now, after five months in hospital, little Sadie is happy and healthy and has been reunited with her hero. Divya Kohli reports.


New animal rescue vehicle for Hampshire

Hampshire Fire and Rescue have a new animal rescue vehicle,seeing as the first one has been such a success.

The new appliance will be based at Basingstoke Fire station and will be used to deal with large animal rescue operations in the north of the county.

The first animal rescue truck is based in the New Forest at Lyndhurst Fire station.

Jim Green, Hampshire's Animal Rescue Manager said, "We deal with around one large trapped animal each week, along with other regular incidents where the involvement of animal places the public and rescuers at risk."

The vehicle contains specialist equipment to deal with incidents such as horses trapped in cattle grids, cows in slurry to livestock transporters involved in traffic collisions.

The new animal rescue vehicles Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

Firefighters tackle blaze in Winchester city centre

An office worker captured images of a fire in a neighbouring building Credit: Renita Johal
The flames could be seen by workers in other buildings Credit: Renita Johal

An office worker has praised Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service for their quick response to a fire at a building in Jewry Street in Winchester.

Renita Johal said: "I was sitting at my desk and heard glass break outside. I looked out and saw the flames in the window. I called 999 immediately.

"Fire kept growing and we could feel the heat in the office. Fire brigade were here so quickly, they did great- a very well done to them!"

Hampshire Fire & Rescue crews attend the scene of a fire at Jewry Street in Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian
Firefighters tackle blaze in Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian


Forty firefighters tackle house blaze

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.

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