Five firefighters were hurt after a huge fire engulfed Tip Trailer Services in Marchwood

Five firefighters were injured after an explosion ripped through a Hampshire warehouse, pictured after the blaze

Five firefighters were injured after an explosion ripped through a Hampshire warehouse, pictured after the blaze

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FIRE-FIGHTERS were injured in an explosion while battling a blaze in a huge warehouse, Hampshire Fire and Rescue have confirmed.

They had been standing in front of a huge fire engulfing Tip Trailer Services in Marchwood when it exploded - rocking the whole of Southampton.

Five of the crew were injured as debris flew from the explosion.

Paramedics scrambled to help them as the fire intensified behind them.

Four fire-fighters were treated for minor injuries but one of them sustained a bad leg injury which was treated at Southampton General Hospital.

As previously reported, more than 25 firefighters from across the city were drafted in to battle the inferno.

Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blaze.

The explosions heard and felt were believed to have been caused by numerous gas cylinders combusting as the fire took hold.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said it was during this time their crew members became injured.

A spokesman said: “Five fire-fighters were assessed on the scene and one did attend hospital for further injuries. But it was for minor injuries.”

Crews from St Mary's, Hardley, Totton and Hythe were all drafted in to help tackle the blaze at about 7.30pm last night.

It is not known who raised the alarm and that most of the building had been damaged by the fire.

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1:31pm Mon 1 Sep 14

No one cares what you think says...

'Pictured after the blaze'. Oh, really!
'Pictured after the blaze'. Oh, really! No one cares what you think
  • Score: -7

1:43pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Solent Soul says...

Not good, i hope all fire-fighters who were involved are going to be ok..
Not good, i hope all fire-fighters who were involved are going to be ok.. Solent Soul
  • Score: 19

1:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Rachie says...

Solent Soul wrote:
Not good, i hope all fire-fighters who were involved are going to be ok..
They are. I'm not sure about the one with the leg injury but I do know the others (including my son) were treated on site. x
[quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: Not good, i hope all fire-fighters who were involved are going to be ok..[/p][/quote]They are. I'm not sure about the one with the leg injury but I do know the others (including my son) were treated on site. x Rachie
  • Score: 27

1:58pm Mon 1 Sep 14

excusemoi says...

Well done to all our brave firefighters. Hope the one with the injury makes a full recovery.
Well done to all our brave firefighters. Hope the one with the injury makes a full recovery. excusemoi
  • Score: 19

2:35pm Mon 1 Sep 14

northamboyofold says...

Some of the hero's of our services, where are the MPs that want to cut there pensions, would they be on the front line. hope they all are well.
Some of the hero's of our services, where are the MPs that want to cut there pensions, would they be on the front line. hope they all are well. northamboyofold
  • Score: 36

7:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

GingeTWS says...

Hope the firefighters are all ok! The blast certainly shook our house in Marchwood!!
Hope the firefighters are all ok! The blast certainly shook our house in Marchwood!! GingeTWS
  • Score: 1

7:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cyrus Muro says...

"Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blaze"

What a load of old nonsense! sensationalism, yet again.
"Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blaze" What a load of old nonsense! sensationalism, yet again. Cyrus Muro
  • Score: -6

10:56pm Mon 1 Sep 14

MichaelaM says...

Cyrus Muro wrote:
"Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blazeWe live 5 miles away in Dibden Purlieu and I nearly jumped out of my skin when we heard the bang. It sounded like a big person falling out of bed in the room above us. I actually checked that there wasn't somebody up there! So, no sensationalism, just fact.
[quote][p][bold]Cyrus Muro[/bold] wrote: "Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blazeWe live 5 miles away in Dibden Purlieu and I nearly jumped out of my skin when we heard the bang. It sounded like a big person falling out of bed in the room above us. I actually checked that there wasn't somebody up there! So, no sensationalism, just fact. MichaelaM
  • Score: 1

10:53am Tue 2 Sep 14

scoobysnacks says...

Well done to the Paramedics who must have also risked their safety to go and treat the fire fighters. Hope all involved are on the mend.
Well done to the Paramedics who must have also risked their safety to go and treat the fire fighters. Hope all involved are on the mend. scoobysnacks
  • Score: 9

8:50pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Cyrus Muro says...

MichaelaM wrote:
Cyrus Muro wrote:
"Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blazeWe live 5 miles away in Dibden Purlieu and I nearly jumped out of my skin when we heard the bang. It sounded like a big person falling out of bed in the room above us. I actually checked that there wasn't somebody up there! So, no sensationalism, just fact.mad how sound can jump up in the air and land 5 miles away yet not be heard closer, I dunno maybe I have better double glazing or maybe the wind was blowing to DP in which case it wasn't blowing to Bitterne. Either way loud explosion or not amateur attempts by the echo dramatising news needlessly aren't really needed.
[quote][p][bold]MichaelaM[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cyrus Muro[/bold] wrote: "Residents from as far away as the centre of Southampton, Bitterne, Shirley and Hamble reported their homes and windows being shaken by the force of the blasts caused by the blazeWe live 5 miles away in Dibden Purlieu and I nearly jumped out of my skin when we heard the bang. It sounded like a big person falling out of bed in the room above us. I actually checked that there wasn't somebody up there! So, no sensationalism, just fact.[/p][/quote]mad how sound can jump up in the air and land 5 miles away yet not be heard closer, I dunno maybe I have better double glazing or maybe the wind was blowing to DP in which case it wasn't blowing to Bitterne. Either way loud explosion or not amateur attempts by the echo dramatising news needlessly aren't really needed. Cyrus Muro
  • Score: 0

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