Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Large heath fire tackled

Fire crews from Fleet in Hampshire were called to Hazeley Heath in Hartley Wintney yesterday evening.

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Large fire breaks out in Southampton town centre

A massive fire has broken out on the fourth floor of a building site in the heart of Southampton.

Billowing smoke from the fire can be seen on footage captured in the town centre.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they are attending the scene with six engines.

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BreakingHomes evacuated due to major blaze

An evacuation is taking place in relation to the Ocado warehouse fire in Andover.

The rest centre will be at Harrow Way Community School.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Andy Bowers said: "We have a risk of a toxic release or a large cylinder explosion.

"There is a phased evacuation of Walworth Industrial Estate taking place as a precaution and a rest centre has been set up.

"We are working extremely closely with all of our partners to keep the public safe."

Fire brigade animal rescue horsebox stolen

Thieves have stolen a horsebox used for training by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The trailer, donated to the service's animal rescue team by Hampshire Horsewatch, went missing from Lyndhurst at the weekend.

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Almost 300 animals rescued in Hampshire

Fire crews in Hampshire have been called to save a total of 284 animals from a series of perilous situations over the past two years.

Figures from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service showed the most calls were regarding animals needing rescuing from water, with 102 domestic pets - such as cats, dogs, and horses - 43 wild animals, and 36 farm animals getting into bother.

A total of 66 calls were made to help pets who had managed to get stuck in high places, like trees.

Calls to save a swan, a gull, and even a duck from water were also made. Two swans, two pigeons, a seagull, and a snake also needed rescuing.

Overturned lorry causes diesel spill in Winchester

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A lorry has overturned at the A34 J9 M3 interchange in Winnall.

Police say there will be significant delays around Winchester.

Hampshire firefighter Chas McGill retires after five decades

Hampshire's longest-serving operational fire fighter is hanging up his hose for the last time today.

Chas McGill MBE, 68, is retiring having clocked up five decades with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service during which time he has been involved in major incidents including the the 1970 explosion and fire aboard the Pacific Glory oil tanker off the Isle of Wight and the Swinley forest fire in Berkshire in 2011.

He was awarded the MBE in the Queens birthday honours list in 2016.

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Hampshire firefighter to appear on Channel 4's The Undateables

Hampshire disaster simulation is thought to be world's largest
About 3,000 participants - including emergency workers from around the globe - are taking part.