Baby taken to hospital after blaze at Shirley Towers in Southampton

Daily Echo: Baby taken to hospital after tower block blaze Baby taken to hospital after tower block blaze

THREE people including an eight-week-old baby were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a Southampton tower block.

A family-of-four living in a flat on the fifth floor of Shirley Towers escaped to the fire exit away from the blaze in their living room and alerted the emergency services.

They were then escorted out of the building by firefighters.

A man in his 30s and two children, aged eight weeks and two years, were taken to hospital for precautionary checks but were released the next morning.

No residents were evacuated during the incident, at about 3.20am on Saturday, and fire and smoke damage was limited to the living room.

As is procedure in a tower block fire, many fire engines attended – a crew from Redbridge, three from St Mary’s, one from Totton and from Eastleigh an aerial ladder platform and special equipment unit.

Fire investigators concluded that the cause was accidental but there were no more details about how the fire had started.

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6:36am Mon 21 Jan 13

chunky_lover says...

is this on status shuffle?
is this on status shuffle? chunky_lover
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9:33am Mon 21 Jan 13

bigfella777 says...

Beggars belief this place.
Beggars belief this place. bigfella777
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10:27am Mon 21 Jan 13

solomum says...

It is time that these lethal buildings were demolished and replaced with safer housing.
It is time that these lethal buildings were demolished and replaced with safer housing. solomum
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10:36am Mon 21 Jan 13

Subject48 says...

10:27am Mon 21 Jan 13

"It is time that these lethal buildings were demolished and replaced with safer housing.”

Are you for real? Yeh lets destroy more of the country to build huge estates...

How come it is the rest of the world can live in flats without setting them on fire every day? No accounting for people’s idiocy and plain selfishness.
10:27am Mon 21 Jan 13 "It is time that these lethal buildings were demolished and replaced with safer housing.” Are you for real? Yeh lets destroy more of the country to build huge estates... How come it is the rest of the world can live in flats without setting them on fire every day? No accounting for people’s idiocy and plain selfishness. Subject48
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11:17am Mon 21 Jan 13

Inform Al says...

Usual moronic biassed comments from the inbreds on this site. As yet we do not know the cause of the fire so common sense dictates that we wait until we know the facts before denigrating anyone.
Usual moronic biassed comments from the inbreds on this site. As yet we do not know the cause of the fire so common sense dictates that we wait until we know the facts before denigrating anyone. Inform Al
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12:08pm Mon 21 Jan 13

meme85 says...

Inform Al wrote:
Usual moronic biassed comments from the inbreds on this site. As yet we do not know the cause of the fire so common sense dictates that we wait until we know the facts before denigrating anyone.
Well said !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Usual moronic biassed comments from the inbreds on this site. As yet we do not know the cause of the fire so common sense dictates that we wait until we know the facts before denigrating anyone.[/p][/quote]Well said !!!!!! meme85
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