Fireball starts blaze at bingo hall

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  • Fire crews are dealing with a blaze at a bingo hall in Eastleigh town centre after witnesses see a fireball coming from the building

11:45am

11:00am

FIRE officials have removed the cordon around the Bingo Hall where the fire broke out as fire crews begin to leave the scene.

10:39am

It appears all the shops opposite the bingo hall, including Poundland and Coral, are currently without power.

10:39am

The area has been taped off, keeping back the crowds who have gathered to watch the unfolding drama.

10:38am

There are currently two crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service on the scene.

10:37am

Staff described how the lights suddenly went out as smoke started to fill the store.

10:36am

Scores of customers from neighbouring store Sainsbury's had to be evacuated.

10:35am

Witnesses described seeing a fireball coming from the doors of the Leo Leisure Bingo Hall in Eastleigh town centre, just before 10am.

10:34am

FIRE CREWS are fighting a blaze that has engulfed a Hampshire bingo hall.

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11:06am Wed 27 Feb 13

Big Mac says...

3 and 4, blow off the door...
3 and 4, blow off the door... Big Mac

11:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

car59 says...

hope no-one was hurr
hope no-one was hurr car59

11:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

Subject48 says...

10:34am Wednesday 27th February 2013

"Fireball blasts through doors of bingo hall in"

Holy smokes, It must be the human torch!
10:34am Wednesday 27th February 2013 "Fireball blasts through doors of bingo hall in" Holy smokes, It must be the human torch! Subject48

11:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

car59 says...

meant to say hurt!
meant to say hurt! car59

11:14am Wed 27 Feb 13

Zeo says...

I bet it was Sainsburys - they wanted more space ;)
I bet it was Sainsburys - they wanted more space ;) Zeo

11:19am Wed 27 Feb 13

Ozmosis says...

Poundland is without power. Oh the humanity!
Poundland is without power. Oh the humanity! Ozmosis

11:28am Wed 27 Feb 13

Simon Cowell says...

At least the fire didn't spread to all four corners of the bingo hall otherwise it could have been a lot worse.
At least the fire didn't spread to all four corners of the bingo hall otherwise it could have been a lot worse. Simon Cowell

11:40am Wed 27 Feb 13

bigfella says...

Ozmosis wrote:
Poundland is without power. Oh the humanity!
Eastleigh's economy has ground to a halt as a result. Although rumours the 2,400 charity shops already showing brisk upturn in trade
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: Poundland is without power. Oh the humanity![/p][/quote]Eastleigh's economy has ground to a halt as a result. Although rumours the 2,400 charity shops already showing brisk upturn in trade bigfella

3:11pm Wed 27 Feb 13

ryanh728 says...

hi just like to say there was no damage to the bingo hall i am a trainee manager of leo leisure we where closed this afternoon due to lack of power but happy to report that the power is back on and we will be open as normal tonight thanks
hi just like to say there was no damage to the bingo hall i am a trainee manager of leo leisure we where closed this afternoon due to lack of power but happy to report that the power is back on and we will be open as normal tonight thanks ryanh728

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