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.
Around 40 firefighters from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene of a fire in Winchester. They were called to the blaze at a building under construction on Hatherley Road at 4.32am. The fire is under control.
Hampshire firefighters have set alight to a derelict house in Park Gate for training exercises.
Crews from Fareham, Gosport and Cosham lit small fires in the house which they will escalate during the week.
Fareham station manage Paul Coates is leading the project, and said: "We have lost firefighters and there have been injuries in recent years. This is probably the best training we can do to overcome this and develop our skills. It is a live fire situation, but it is controlled."
The service is hoping that through working with Wessex they will get up to 150 buildings a year to practise their skills on.
Mr Coates added: "With different types of building we'll be able to practise other skills such as search and rescue, collapsed buildings, drill holes and abseiling."
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people to be careful using barbecues this summer. As the weather is set to improve, the fire service is urging people to be extra safe around barbecues - especially when lighting them.
ITV Meridian finds out how to stay safe with Steve Foye, the Community Safety Support Officer from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.