Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

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Incident date and timeIncident TypeDescription of IncidentIncident Location
19/08/2019 01:32Early morning wake up call for family without working smoke alarmsCrews from Fareham and Eastleigh were called to Westminster Gardens in Fareham in the early hours of Monday morning to a fire in the ground floor of a house. The fire appeared to have been started by a mobile phone charger. The smoke alarms were not working as they had no batteries and the families only way to escape would have been through the fire. The family – consisting of two adults and a thirteen-year-old female – were alerted to the fire when the daughter noticed an orange glow...Westminster Gardens
Park Gate
Hampshire
PO14 4QB
United Kingdom
15/08/2019 09:46Chiquita the miniature horse rescued by firefighters from a concrete drainCrews from Cosham, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Gosport, and the Eastleigh USAR Team were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville when a miniature horse was found trapped in a 1.5m concrete drain. The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg. Equine vets and animal rescue experts also came to the scene to assist. Chiquita was successfully lifted from the drain using an animal rescue harness and USAR manitou. She was unharmed during the rescue and handed over...Hampshire
PO7 5RX
United Kingdom
09/08/2019 13:57Firefighters remove two-foot snake from Aldershot woman's homeCrews were called to Heron Wood Road in Aldershot after a woman found a two-foot snake in a larder. The species was found to be a grass snake and was removed by Animal Rescue Advisor Paul Rance, who is based at Lyndhurst, and the RSPCA. This was carried out using snake sticks and a pillow case. The reptile was released unharmed into woodland. The stop message was at 15:49.Heron Wood Road
Hampshire
GU12 4BH
United Kingdom
05/08/2019 13:19A terrace of four thatched properties involved in Sutton Scotney blazeMultiple crews from across the county were called to a terrace of four thatched cottages with the roof well alight, on Stockbridge Road in Sutton Scotney. On arrival crews found there was very heavy smoke coming from the roof. Firefighters engaged in a salvage operation as well as fighting the fire in the two-storey building. Partners from SCAS were in attendance, fortunately there were no casualties involved. Relief crews attended later into the incident, taking over from...Sutton Scotney
Hampshire
SO21 3JW
United Kingdom
24/07/2019 12:42Warehouse blaze near Alresford stopped by Hampshire firefightersA fire in a commercial warehouse used for metal fabrication and paint spraying was tackled by firefighters from across the county. The 70 metre by 30 metre warehouse on the Barton Industrial Estate in Upper Wield, near Alresford, saw fire appliances attend from Alton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Petersfield, Service Headquarters and Rushmoor. Other hazards including diesel, paints and paint thinners were involved in the fire with crews also aware of acetylene cylinders present in...Upper Wield
Hampshire
SO24 9RN
United Kingdom
12/07/2019 21:28Firefighters tackle Gosport heathland fire throughout the nightA large heathland fire on Browndown Ranges in Gosport was tackled by firefighters late into last night. Pumps and specialist vehicles came from stations including Gosport, Fareham, Havant, Eastleigh, Portchester, Lyndhurst, Wickham and Cosham. Two hectares of heath and gorse were destroyed in the fire which was stopped using seven hose reels. Crews were initially mobilised just before half nine yesterday evening (12 July) with the stop message coming in seven hours later at 04:42 (13...Hampshire
PO13 9UG
United Kingdom
12/07/2019 10:10Printing press blaze in Southampton extinguished by firefightersHampshire firefighters extinguished a fire involving a printing press and liquid solvents at an industrial unit on Hazel Road in Itchen, Southampton. The building was evacuated and there were no casualties involved. Engines from across the county were sent to the incident including St Mary’s, Redbridge, Basingstoke, Hightown, Hardley, Headquarters, Fareham and Lyndhurst. Further support vehicles from Romsey, Eastleigh and Portchester were also in attendance along with partner agencies...Hazel Road
Southampton
SO19 7GB
United Kingdom
04/07/2019 11:16Smoke plume from Hythe fish and chip shop blazeAbout 30 firefighters were called a blaze at Marina Fish Bar in Hythe. Six crews from Hythe, Beaulieu, Hardley, Lyndhurst, Redbridge and St Mary's attended. The fire was in the roof space and started in the extraction system. Four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets and two hose reels were used. The stop message was at 13:27.The Marsh
Hythe
Hampshire
SO45 6AJ
United Kingdom
27/06/2019 11:58Portsmouth firefighters tackle Port lorry fireTwo crews from Southsea were called to a fire involving an articulated lorry at Portsmouth International Port just before midday. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and Compressed Air Foam Solution (CAFS) to stop the fire which had caused a large amount of smoke and could be seen from a distance. The driver of the vehicle was treated for smoke inhalation by crews before being passed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics. Firefighters left the scene...Rudmore Square
Portsmouth
PO2 8DR
United Kingdom
21/06/2019 00:57New Forest crews tackle shipping container blazeNew Forest firefighters had an early wake-up call to tackle a shipping container blaze near Ringwood. Crews from Ringwood, Burley, Redbridge, St Mary’s, Fordingbridge and Lyndhurst were joined by specialist support vehicles at the scene on Green Lane in Upper Kingston at 00:57 this morning. The fire involving two shipping containers and a building used as a car workshop also had cylinders inside which were cooled by firefighters. The crews used an ultra-high pressure lance to access...Hampshire
BH24 3EB
United Kingdom