Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
01/07/2017 15:30
Incident Type
Gym, workshop and garden centre damaged in Whitchurch fire
Description of Incident
About 30 firefighters battled a blaze after a van fire spread to a large commercial building. 
The fire started in the vehicle and spread to the nearby single-story property. 
The vehicle was completely destroyed while the timber-framed building was partially damaged by fire and smoke. 
The building was split into three parts; a gym, a garden centre and a vehicle workshop. 
Five crews attended from Whitchurch, Overton, Sutton Scotney, Basingstoke and Winchester. 
Swift action by crews prevented the blaze spreading to a nearby petrol station. 
Firefighters used a hose reel, three jets, four sets of breathing apparatus and an Ultra-High Pressure Lance (UHPL). 
The incident ended at 17:19.
Church Street
Whitchurch
Hampshire
RG28 7AD
United Kingdom