Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
24/07/2019 12:42
Incident Type
Warehouse blaze near Alresford stopped by Hampshire firefighters
Description of Incident
A 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 the building. 
 
Further support vehicles came from Romsey, Andover and Portchester after midday today. 
 
Crews used four jets and six sets of breathing apparatus to stop the fire. Sixty percent of the building and its contents were destroyed in the fire. 
 
The stop message came in at 15:19. 
 
Upper Wield
Hampshire
SO24 9RN
United Kingdom