30 firefighters fight house fire in West End

Daily Echo: Firefighters tackle bungalow blaze Firefighters tackle bungalow blaze

MORE than 30 firefighters battled to extinguish a bungalow blaze.

Crews from Hightown, Botley, St Mary's and Eastleigh fire stations were called to the property in Botley Road, West End, Southampton, at around 9.20pm last night.

They found the first floor well alight with flames issuing from front and side windows.

Crews managed to contain the fire to the first floor and roof space.

A gas heater was also found on the first floor, which posed a safety hazard to fire fighters.

The house was empty at the time and the scene was made safe by around 1.30am today.

Fire investigations are on-going.

White watch manager Simon Molyneux said the property suffered extensive damage, but no one was hurt in the incident.

He reiterated the importance of having fitted, working smoke alarms.

He said: “Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service want to remind everyone to test smoke alarms at this time of year and if they are not sure we can come and carry out home safety visits.

“The guys worked really hard to put the fire out.”

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11:12am Thu 2 Jan 14

Micle1974 says...

I like how the daily echo have blanked out the number plate and the station number on the fire engine to avoid being moaned like they did the other day for displaying a picture from portswood for a fire in bitterne.
I like how the daily echo have blanked out the number plate and the station number on the fire engine to avoid being moaned like they did the other day for displaying a picture from portswood for a fire in bitterne. Micle1974

11:12am Thu 2 Jan 14

Micle1974 says...

I like how the daily echo have blanked out the number plate and the station number on the fire engine to avoid being moaned like they did the other day for displaying a picture from portswood for a fire in bitterne.
I like how the daily echo have blanked out the number plate and the station number on the fire engine to avoid being moaned like they did the other day for displaying a picture from portswood for a fire in bitterne. Micle1974

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