Fire crews called to blaze at Albion Towers in Southampton

Fire crews called to tower block blaze

Fire crews called to tower block blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS have been stood down from a Southampton tower block after it turned out to be a false alarm.

Six fire engines were initially called to the blaze on the the 15th floor of Albion Towers, in Golden Grove, Southampton after the call came in at 7.33am this morning, which is standard practice for tower blocks.

One resident of the towers said he had seen four crews outside the block.

Wardens at the building said the smoke alarm had gone off in one of the flats but there had not been a fire and no-one had been hurt or evacuated.

A Hampshire Fire and rescue Service spokeswoman said it was a false alarm with good intent and firefighters left the scene after 20 minutes..

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10:02am Fri 10 Jan 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Fumigating the DOSS house ? Or has the WEED plant overloaded the electrickery !
Fumigating the DOSS house ? Or has the WEED plant overloaded the electrickery ! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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1:53pm Fri 10 Jan 14

SilvanDryad says...

Surely the headline should read "were called to false alarm" not "blaze"?
Surely the headline should read "were called to false alarm" not "blaze"? SilvanDryad
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