House blaze being tackled by firefighters in Dibden Purlieu

House blaze being tackled by firefighters

House blaze being tackled by firefighters in Lodge Drive, Dibden Purlieu

House blaze being tackled by firefighters in Lodge Drive, Dibden Purlieu

House blaze being tackled by firefighters in Lodge Drive, Dibden Purlieu

House blaze being tackled by firefighters in Lodge Drive, Dibden Purlieu

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MORE than 20 firefighters are currently battling a blaze in a loft.

The fire broke out at around 11.30am at a semi-detached property in Lodge Drive, Dibden Purlieu in the New Forest.

It is understood no one was in the home at the time it started but four appliances are on scene alongside an aerial ladder platform.

The 25 firefighters are using two hose reels, one safety jet, one covering jet and four breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze.

Lodge Drive and neighbouring roads were crammed with fire engines, police cars and ambulances after all three emergency services dashed to the scene.

But station manager Dave Graham of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the occupants were out when the blaze began.

“A fire was reported in the roof space and crews went inside.

“Because of their good work the fire was confined to the roof space.

“It is now out and we are looking for hot spots.”

An investigation will now be held to establish the cause of the fire.

A Lodge Drive resident who asked not to be named said: “We have been out and drove back to find smoke bellowing out of the roof. Someone else said he had seen flames coming out of the top as well.

“Firefighters had to break into the house because there was no one at home and seemed to have put the fire out pretty quickly.

“I’m just pleased that no one was hurt.”

Another neighbour pointed to all the emergency service vehicles parked in the street and said: “When you see something like this you just think please don’t let it be someone you know.”

Appliances have come from Hardley, Hythe, Beaulieu and Totton fire stations.

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1:01pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Balsamic says...

And the outcome was????
And the outcome was???? Balsamic
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Major Ray Cist says...

Another game of pool ruined at the station !
Another game of pool ruined at the station ! Major Ray Cist
  • Score: -9

1:33pm Fri 11 Jul 14

For pity sake says...

Balsamic wrote:
And the outcome was????
The report seems quite comprehensive to me - perhaps you should try reading it.
[quote][p][bold]Balsamic[/bold] wrote: And the outcome was????[/p][/quote]The report seems quite comprehensive to me - perhaps you should try reading it. For pity sake
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

Major Ray Cist wrote:
Another game of pool ruined at the station !
What should they be doing then whilst not putting fires out?
[quote][p][bold]Major Ray Cist[/bold] wrote: Another game of pool ruined at the station ![/p][/quote]What should they be doing then whilst not putting fires out? Zexagon
  • Score: 0

1:55pm Fri 11 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill. IronLady2010
  • Score: -10

2:23pm Fri 11 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: 25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.[/p][/quote]yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed... steekeemcglue
  • Score: -5

2:28pm Fri 11 Jul 14

IronLady2010 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...
I would hope many of would never need to call on the Fire Service.

I'm of the feeling if it were privatised then House/Car Insurance would foot the bill.

Maybe then people would think twice before calling them to rescue a kitten from a tree, which the RSPCA could take care of.

As it stands we all pay for these Firemen, who no doubt do a great job and train hard. I just feel it's one of those services which we shouldn't all pay for unless we actually need them.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: 25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.[/p][/quote]yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...[/p][/quote]I would hope many of would never need to call on the Fire Service. I'm of the feeling if it were privatised then House/Car Insurance would foot the bill. Maybe then people would think twice before calling them to rescue a kitten from a tree, which the RSPCA could take care of. As it stands we all pay for these Firemen, who no doubt do a great job and train hard. I just feel it's one of those services which we shouldn't all pay for unless we actually need them. IronLady2010
  • Score: -7

4:24pm Fri 11 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...
I would hope many of would never need to call on the Fire Service.

I'm of the feeling if it were privatised then House/Car Insurance would foot the bill.

Maybe then people would think twice before calling them to rescue a kitten from a tree, which the RSPCA could take care of.

As it stands we all pay for these Firemen, who no doubt do a great job and train hard. I just feel it's one of those services which we shouldn't all pay for unless we actually need them.
I know a lot of firefighters.... they get paid for doing bu99er all most of the time.... but when they are called into action , obviously their life could be on the line so the money they get ( which is excellent ) is justified.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: 25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.[/p][/quote]yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...[/p][/quote]I would hope many of would never need to call on the Fire Service. I'm of the feeling if it were privatised then House/Car Insurance would foot the bill. Maybe then people would think twice before calling them to rescue a kitten from a tree, which the RSPCA could take care of. As it stands we all pay for these Firemen, who no doubt do a great job and train hard. I just feel it's one of those services which we shouldn't all pay for unless we actually need them.[/p][/quote]I know a lot of firefighters.... they get paid for doing bu99er all most of the time.... but when they are called into action , obviously their life could be on the line so the money they get ( which is excellent ) is justified. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 5

4:24pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SimonSomeone says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...
I would hope many of would never need to call on the Fire Service.

I'm of the feeling if it were privatised then House/Car Insurance would foot the bill.

Maybe then people would think twice before calling them to rescue a kitten from a tree, which the RSPCA could take care of.

As it stands we all pay for these Firemen, who no doubt do a great job and train hard. I just feel it's one of those services which we shouldn't all pay for unless we actually need them.
999...
"help, I'm trapped"
"what's your policy number please?"
"err, err, help me!"
click
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: 25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.[/p][/quote]yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...[/p][/quote]I would hope many of would never need to call on the Fire Service. I'm of the feeling if it were privatised then House/Car Insurance would foot the bill. Maybe then people would think twice before calling them to rescue a kitten from a tree, which the RSPCA could take care of. As it stands we all pay for these Firemen, who no doubt do a great job and train hard. I just feel it's one of those services which we shouldn't all pay for unless we actually need them.[/p][/quote]999... "help, I'm trapped" "what's your policy number please?" "err, err, help me!" click SimonSomeone
  • Score: 12

6:50pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Dave of Dibden says...

I was caught up in the traffic mayhem in Butts Ash Lane as the fire appliances did three point turns in the road, I think thiere satnavs need updating !!!
I was caught up in the traffic mayhem in Butts Ash Lane as the fire appliances did three point turns in the road, I think thiere satnavs need updating !!! Dave of Dibden
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Major Ray Cist says...

Zexagon wrote:
Major Ray Cist wrote:
Another game of pool ruined at the station !
What should they be doing then whilst not putting fires out?
Probably taxi driving for cash, gardening for cash, door work for cash, labouring for cash ? Or sat in deck chairs with stupid hats on and flags groaning how they cant retire at 43, or the wrong coloured buckets or having to drive a fire engine older than 3 years, whilst I drive by beeping my horn and giving the finger, whilst they think I am supporting them.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Ray Cist[/bold] wrote: Another game of pool ruined at the station ![/p][/quote]What should they be doing then whilst not putting fires out?[/p][/quote]Probably taxi driving for cash, gardening for cash, door work for cash, labouring for cash ? Or sat in deck chairs with stupid hats on and flags groaning how they cant retire at 43, or the wrong coloured buckets or having to drive a fire engine older than 3 years, whilst I drive by beeping my horn and giving the finger, whilst they think I am supporting them. Major Ray Cist
  • Score: -3

9:38pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Balsamic says...

For pity sake wrote:
Balsamic wrote:
And the outcome was????
The report seems quite comprehensive to me - perhaps you should try reading it.
Well it is now . It wasn't earlier .
Pr1ck
[quote][p][bold]For pity sake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Balsamic[/bold] wrote: And the outcome was????[/p][/quote]The report seems quite comprehensive to me - perhaps you should try reading it.[/p][/quote]Well it is now . It wasn't earlier . Pr1ck Balsamic
  • Score: 0

9:40pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Balsamic says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...
Seems like a case if justifying their existence
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: 25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.[/p][/quote]yes the fire service is a strange offering.... they cut roofs of cars even if the shunt is minor.... whole armies attend small fires.... and they seem to be on strike every week.... strange indeed...[/p][/quote]Seems like a case if justifying their existence Balsamic
  • Score: -3

8:24am Sat 12 Jul 14

scoobysnacks says...

If you knew anything about being a firefighter your comments may be justified. However, it is evident from your grossly misinformed and ignorant posts that you know nothing.

25 firefighters for a house fire is quite reasonable. 4-6 on one appliance, plus 1-2 on the aerial ladder platform. 2 per hose, standby breathing apparatus team(s), incident commander, loggist, hose/water/hydrant management. They only get roughly 20 minutes of air when using breathing apparatus so rotation of crews is required.

Also, for about the millionth time firefighters DO NOT make the decision as to whether a roof needs cutting off a vehicle after an accident. The Ambulance Staff on scene do.

You people really need to educate yourselves with the facts before you go getting your high horse.
If you knew anything about being a firefighter your comments may be justified. However, it is evident from your grossly misinformed and ignorant posts that you know nothing. 25 firefighters for a house fire is quite reasonable. 4-6 on one appliance, plus 1-2 on the aerial ladder platform. 2 per hose, standby breathing apparatus team(s), incident commander, loggist, hose/water/hydrant management. They only get roughly 20 minutes of air when using breathing apparatus so rotation of crews is required. Also, for about the millionth time firefighters DO NOT make the decision as to whether a roof needs cutting off a vehicle after an accident. The Ambulance Staff on scene do. You people really need to educate yourselves with the facts before you go getting your high horse. scoobysnacks
  • Score: 3

8:40am Sat 12 Jul 14

nreader says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
25 Firefighters for a fire at one property?

Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.
At the start of the fire it was thought 2 properties were on fire and not known if people or pets were inside - if this were your house and family would you have preferred them send a single appliance to check it out 1st. Somehow I doubt it!
I really don't understand how insensitive some and thankfully few people are when others around them are going through hell.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: 25 Firefighters for a fire at one property? Time this service was privatised and then Home Insurance covers the bill.[/p][/quote]At the start of the fire it was thought 2 properties were on fire and not known if people or pets were inside - if this were your house and family would you have preferred them send a single appliance to check it out 1st. Somehow I doubt it! I really don't understand how insensitive some and thankfully few people are when others around them are going through hell. nreader
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Balsamic says...

scoobysnacks wrote:
If you knew anything about being a firefighter your comments may be justified. However, it is evident from your grossly misinformed and ignorant posts that you know nothing.

25 firefighters for a house fire is quite reasonable. 4-6 on one appliance, plus 1-2 on the aerial ladder platform. 2 per hose, standby breathing apparatus team(s), incident commander, loggist, hose/water/hydrant management. They only get roughly 20 minutes of air when using breathing apparatus so rotation of crews is required.

Also, for about the millionth time firefighters DO NOT make the decision as to whether a roof needs cutting off a vehicle after an accident. The Ambulance Staff on scene do.

You people really need to educate yourselves with the facts before you go getting your high horse.
I stopped at the side of a road once when I saw a car billowing smoke from under the bonnet.
I was working as a patrol for one of the motoring organisations at the time a couple of years ago.
The driver was panicking and didn't know what to do ,but had called the fire brigade.
I reached into the car and popped the bonnet, then lifted slightly keeping it on the catch ,then emptied my fire extinguisher under the bonnet.
The fire safely out I then looked for the cause which was oil spilt onto the exhaust manifold when the wonder had topped it up.
15min later trumpton arrive and spoke to me like a 4 year old telling me how much danger I had put myself and the car owner in by taking the action I did.
At one point the head honcho was nearly screaming at me.
He came real close to getting a f@ck off tablet.
If I had waited for trumpton to turn up the car would have been finished, as it was he drove it away once the oil had been cleaned.

Fire-brigade , full of your own. P1ss and importance mate.
[quote][p][bold]scoobysnacks[/bold] wrote: If you knew anything about being a firefighter your comments may be justified. However, it is evident from your grossly misinformed and ignorant posts that you know nothing. 25 firefighters for a house fire is quite reasonable. 4-6 on one appliance, plus 1-2 on the aerial ladder platform. 2 per hose, standby breathing apparatus team(s), incident commander, loggist, hose/water/hydrant management. They only get roughly 20 minutes of air when using breathing apparatus so rotation of crews is required. Also, for about the millionth time firefighters DO NOT make the decision as to whether a roof needs cutting off a vehicle after an accident. The Ambulance Staff on scene do. You people really need to educate yourselves with the facts before you go getting your high horse.[/p][/quote]I stopped at the side of a road once when I saw a car billowing smoke from under the bonnet. I was working as a patrol for one of the motoring organisations at the time a couple of years ago. The driver was panicking and didn't know what to do ,but had called the fire brigade. I reached into the car and popped the bonnet, then lifted slightly keeping it on the catch ,then emptied my fire extinguisher under the bonnet. The fire safely out I then looked for the cause which was oil spilt onto the exhaust manifold when the wonder had topped it up. 15min later trumpton arrive and spoke to me like a 4 year old telling me how much danger I had put myself and the car owner in by taking the action I did. At one point the head honcho was nearly screaming at me. He came real close to getting a f@ck off tablet. If I had waited for trumpton to turn up the car would have been finished, as it was he drove it away once the oil had been cleaned. Fire-brigade , full of your own. P1ss and importance mate. Balsamic
  • Score: -2

5:26pm Sat 12 Jul 14

scoobysnacks says...

I'm not in the fire brigade.

And every profession has its morons.
I'm not in the fire brigade. And every profession has its morons. scoobysnacks
  • Score: 0

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