Incidents of interest


28/09/2023 7:10pm


Hill Lane, Southampton, United Kingdom

Closed doors limit damage in Southampton flat following kitchen blaze

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A closed kitchen door protected the rest of a Southampton flat from damage following an unattended cooking fire.

Crews from St Mary’s Fire Station were alerted to the blaze on Hill Lane shortly after 7pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets used hose reels to stop the fire in the ground-floor kitchen which was heavily damaged by smoke.

The residual smoke in the kitchen was cleared using ventilation fans, but the remainder of the property was saved thanks to the closed door. 

HIWFRS conducted home fire safety visits at neighbouring properties before leaving the scene and returned to station shortly after 8pm.

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