Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Firefighters tackle Alresford fire station blaze

Alresford Fire Station

Emergency crews were called to tackle a blaze at one of their own fire stations.

Fire broke out in the drying room at Alresford Fire Station - a retained station - on Sunday morning.

It is thought the fire was caused by a fault with the drying cupboard heater on the ground floor.

No one was injured, but the building, which is also used by Hampshire Constabulary, was left without power.

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Crews from Winchester, Hightown and Alton were called out at about 10:30 BST.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said the ground floor was "severely smoke logged", but there was no serious damage and there was no one inside at the time.

Back-up generators have been brought in to enable police and fire crews to continue working as normal.

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