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11:55am Thu 3 Apr 14

morrlot says...

giant plumes of smoke, the fire has really taken hold............... the crane driver came down and hopefully all the construction workers on the roof........
emergency services arriving............
.. they really need to close off the roads quickly, debris could start falling onto streets below...............
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lets just hope everyone escapes unscathed !!!
giant plumes of smoke, the fire has really taken hold............... the crane driver came down and hopefully all the construction workers on the roof........ emergency services arriving............ .. they really need to close off the roads quickly, debris could start falling onto streets below............... .... lets just hope everyone escapes unscathed !!! morrlot
  • Score: 16

12:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Bobs Your Uncle ? says...

flames are at least twenty feet high.
flames are at least twenty feet high. Bobs Your Uncle ?
  • Score: 4

12:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

missdusk says...

"Workers at Southampton docks say they felt and heard the explosion" work right near it, heard nothing! First we knew was the giant smoke coming from it and we can see the fire from our office
"Workers at Southampton docks say they felt and heard the explosion" work right near it, heard nothing! First we knew was the giant smoke coming from it and we can see the fire from our office missdusk
  • Score: 4

12:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

SRH74 says...

Huge fire, roads now closed - flames are well alight still and as it is so high the fire service have a massive challenge on their hands. The fire is right at the top of one of the largest buildings in Southampton
Huge fire, roads now closed - flames are well alight still and as it is so high the fire service have a massive challenge on their hands. The fire is right at the top of one of the largest buildings in Southampton SRH74
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen! ToastyTea
  • Score: -32

12:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

sotonboy84 says...

missdusk wrote:
"Workers at Southampton docks say they felt and heard the explosion" work right near it, heard nothing! First we knew was the giant smoke coming from it and we can see the fire from our office
Ditto
[quote][p][bold]missdusk[/bold] wrote: "Workers at Southampton docks say they felt and heard the explosion" work right near it, heard nothing! First we knew was the giant smoke coming from it and we can see the fire from our office[/p][/quote]Ditto sotonboy84
  • Score: 7

12:15pm Thu 3 Apr 14

buntyman says...

An angry badger was seen running from the scene with an empty petrol can
An angry badger was seen running from the scene with an empty petrol can buntyman
  • Score: 25

12:20pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Nintyuk says...

I'm in the 6th floor of Solent University and we had a clear view across the city of the raging flames.
I'm in the 6th floor of Solent University and we had a clear view across the city of the raging flames. Nintyuk
  • Score: 1

12:23pm Thu 3 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position
Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position bigfella777
  • Score: -20

12:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

sotonboy84 says...

"Residents living in Shirley Towers say they have a birds eye view of what is happening."

Makes an exciting change in their day from Jeremy Kyle then.
"Residents living in Shirley Towers say they have a birds eye view of what is happening." Makes an exciting change in their day from Jeremy Kyle then. sotonboy84
  • Score: 49

12:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

sotonboy84 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position
The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position[/p][/quote]The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire. sotonboy84
  • Score: 22

12:28pm Thu 3 Apr 14

t1nkerbell says...

i work in bedford place and the first i knew anything was on here, hope no one is hurt and its all cleared up pretty quickly
i work in bedford place and the first i knew anything was on here, hope no one is hurt and its all cleared up pretty quickly t1nkerbell
  • Score: 4

12:30pm Thu 3 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position
The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.
That's what happens when they put water or foam on it. Its called fire fighting
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position[/p][/quote]The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.[/p][/quote]That's what happens when they put water or foam on it. Its called fire fighting bigfella777
  • Score: -11

12:30pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Independence for Marchwood says...

15 pumps fro Hampshire Fire and Rescue now called.
15 pumps fro Hampshire Fire and Rescue now called. Independence for Marchwood
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen![/p][/quote]And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow! camerajuan
  • Score: 8

12:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Monsterwraps says...

We are only down the road and didnt hear or feel an explosion...but the fire is still raging on. Hope no-one got hurt..
We are only down the road and didnt hear or feel an explosion...but the fire is still raging on. Hope no-one got hurt.. Monsterwraps
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Thu 3 Apr 14

randomseven says...

I'm eye level with the fire (working near station). There were 2 guys on the roof moving red canisters before the first explosion went off. As it's a building under construction I guess it may be gas for tools etc as they most certainly werent trying to put the fire out.
I'm eye level with the fire (working near station). There were 2 guys on the roof moving red canisters before the first explosion went off. As it's a building under construction I guess it may be gas for tools etc as they most certainly werent trying to put the fire out. randomseven
  • Score: 6

12:36pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

camerajuan wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow!
Thanks, I try my best.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen![/p][/quote]And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow![/p][/quote]Thanks, I try my best. ToastyTea
  • Score: -10

12:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

sotonboy84 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position
The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.
That's what happens when they put water or foam on it. Its called fire fighting
Not called fire fighting if the fire crew hadn't arrived at this point.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position[/p][/quote]The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.[/p][/quote]That's what happens when they put water or foam on it. Its called fire fighting[/p][/quote]Not called fire fighting if the fire crew hadn't arrived at this point. sotonboy84
  • Score: 8

12:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

randomseven says...

bigfella777 wrote:
sotonboy84 wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position
The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.
That's what happens when they put water or foam on it. Its called fire fighting
It was a massive fire spread across the station side of the roof, not an emergency service vehicle in sight at that point and not a bonfire.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Its not on fire its gone out it wasn't that big anyway just a small bonfire on the roof just looked good because of its elevated position[/p][/quote]The flames reached about 4 story's high - I think that's a big fire.[/p][/quote]That's what happens when they put water or foam on it. Its called fire fighting[/p][/quote]It was a massive fire spread across the station side of the roof, not an emergency service vehicle in sight at that point and not a bonfire. randomseven
  • Score: 6

1:06pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

South today should have some good footage for the news this evening given their office is right by it.
South today should have some good footage for the news this evening given their office is right by it. ToastyTea
  • Score: 1

1:16pm Thu 3 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
South today should have some good footage for the news this evening given their office is right by it.
They didnt even know it was happening, the reporter spoke to me outside at 12.00 and asked me and others if we had seen what had happened, by which time it was out.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: South today should have some good footage for the news this evening given their office is right by it.[/p][/quote]They didnt even know it was happening, the reporter spoke to me outside at 12.00 and asked me and others if we had seen what had happened, by which time it was out. bigfella777
  • Score: 5

1:20pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

bigfella777 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: South today should have some good footage for the news this evening given their office is right by it.
They didnt even know it was happening, the reporter spoke to me outside at 12.00 and asked me and others if we had seen what had happened, by which time it was out.
Did they film your interview at all ? be cool if you make it on tv later
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: South today should have some good footage for the news this evening given their office is right by it.[/p][/quote]They didnt even know it was happening, the reporter spoke to me outside at 12.00 and asked me and others if we had seen what had happened, by which time it was out.[/p][/quote]Did they film your interview at all ? be cool if you make it on tv later ToastyTea
  • Score: -7

1:31pm Thu 3 Apr 14

saints fan #1 says...

buntyman wrote:
An angry badger was seen running from the scene with an empty petrol can
and a donkey with a coke can
[quote][p][bold]buntyman[/bold] wrote: An angry badger was seen running from the scene with an empty petrol can[/p][/quote]and a donkey with a coke can saints fan #1
  • Score: -5

1:49pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BerryMan says...

Just the job for sixty year old firefighters!
Only 16 floors to get up.
Just the job for sixty year old firefighters! Only 16 floors to get up. BerryMan
  • Score: 8

1:50pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Portland Saint says...

Very glad to hear that no-one have been hurt and given the ferocity and location of the fire I think the Fire Brigade did a brilliant job controlling it so quickly. The police and emergency services are out in force and this will have caused distruption and inconvenience to many but well done to all those involved in keeping us safe.
Very glad to hear that no-one have been hurt and given the ferocity and location of the fire I think the Fire Brigade did a brilliant job controlling it so quickly. The police and emergency services are out in force and this will have caused distruption and inconvenience to many but well done to all those involved in keeping us safe. Portland Saint
  • Score: 8

1:59pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Jesus_02 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow!
Thanks, I try my best.
Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen![/p][/quote]And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow![/p][/quote]Thanks, I try my best.[/p][/quote]Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that. Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

2:05pm Thu 3 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow!
Thanks, I try my best.
Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.
I think the point is that he made this comment before the news was released that nobody was injured or hurt. Slightly pathetic joke which could have been at the expense of one or more of the workers at the site.
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen![/p][/quote]And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow![/p][/quote]Thanks, I try my best.[/p][/quote]Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.[/p][/quote]I think the point is that he made this comment before the news was released that nobody was injured or hurt. Slightly pathetic joke which could have been at the expense of one or more of the workers at the site. camerajuan
  • Score: 4

2:10pm Thu 3 Apr 14

becksbeare says...

"Group Manager Jerry Leonard, officer in charge of the incident, said: "Our crews were met with an extremely challenging situation with a fire on the roof and 16th floor of a building under construction in the centre of Southampton"
Should we be building student accommodation this high? If it's so challenging to fight fires it's not a great place to put anyone - never mind youngsters...
"Group Manager Jerry Leonard, officer in charge of the incident, said: "Our crews were met with an extremely challenging situation with a fire on the roof and 16th floor of a building under construction in the centre of Southampton" Should we be building student accommodation this high? If it's so challenging to fight fires it's not a great place to put anyone - never mind youngsters... becksbeare
  • Score: 2

2:13pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ToastyTea says...

camerajuan wrote:
Jesus_02 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow!
Thanks, I try my best.
Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.
I think the point is that he made this comment before the news was released that nobody was injured or hurt. Slightly pathetic joke which could have been at the expense of one or more of the workers at the site.
The news had been released, the Echo were about 20 minutes behind everyone else as normal.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen![/p][/quote]And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow![/p][/quote]Thanks, I try my best.[/p][/quote]Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.[/p][/quote]I think the point is that he made this comment before the news was released that nobody was injured or hurt. Slightly pathetic joke which could have been at the expense of one or more of the workers at the site.[/p][/quote]The news had been released, the Echo were about 20 minutes behind everyone else as normal. ToastyTea
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

commonsence says...

From reading all the comments and seeing the pictures , A Big Thank You to all the services involved . Thankfully all the workers were evacuated quickly and no-one was hurt . As these flats are to be for students I do hope that a sprinkler system is to be fitted in there because accidents causing Fire do happen .
From reading all the comments and seeing the pictures , A Big Thank You to all the services involved . Thankfully all the workers were evacuated quickly and no-one was hurt . As these flats are to be for students I do hope that a sprinkler system is to be fitted in there because accidents causing Fire do happen . commonsence
  • Score: 6

2:43pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Some firemen were on the scene within moments, having been on watch at Central Station taxi rank.
Some firemen were on the scene within moments, having been on watch at Central Station taxi rank. Brite Spark
  • Score: 4

2:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

City Center?
City Center? Brite Spark
  • Score: 1

3:40pm Thu 3 Apr 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

Another good example of an Echo headline seeking to mislead. The implication is that students live in the block - no one lives in it yet. 'Fire on city centre building site' doesn't sound so dramatic though.
Another good example of an Echo headline seeking to mislead. The implication is that students live in the block - no one lives in it yet. 'Fire on city centre building site' doesn't sound so dramatic though. WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 4

4:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

squirel1975 says...

commonsence wrote:
From reading all the comments and seeing the pictures , A Big Thank You to all the services involved . Thankfully all the workers were evacuated quickly and no-one was hurt . As these flats are to be for students I do hope that a sprinkler system is to be fitted in there because accidents causing Fire do happen .
You seem to be suggesting that Students are more likely to cause fires than other people?

But anyway, it is a legal requirement to put sprinklers and fire vents in new build flats, so you don't need to worry.
[quote][p][bold]commonsence[/bold] wrote: From reading all the comments and seeing the pictures , A Big Thank You to all the services involved . Thankfully all the workers were evacuated quickly and no-one was hurt . As these flats are to be for students I do hope that a sprinkler system is to be fitted in there because accidents causing Fire do happen .[/p][/quote]You seem to be suggesting that Students are more likely to cause fires than other people? But anyway, it is a legal requirement to put sprinklers and fire vents in new build flats, so you don't need to worry. squirel1975
  • Score: 5

9:47pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ampshirelass says...

From the view I had, I caught site of the fire when it was really small, a colleague happened to be looking at the building at the time. We could see a construction worker trying to put it out, but it quickly it got larger and he ran from the roof with the other workers as the flames got out of control.

We saw a small explosion and the flames became much higher and spread across the roof. The smoke was thick and black, but fortunately blown across to the dockside of the city, it smelt like rubber and burnt plastic.

It's a huge relief to know that everyone escaped from the building and no one was hurt. Our emergency services responded well, I thank them for the risks they are prepared to take yet again to protect people... I hope anyone that has something negative to say, never has the need to call upon their services in the future.
From the view I had, I caught site of the fire when it was really small, a colleague happened to be looking at the building at the time. We could see a construction worker trying to put it out, but it quickly it got larger and he ran from the roof with the other workers as the flames got out of control. We saw a small explosion and the flames became much higher and spread across the roof. The smoke was thick and black, but fortunately blown across to the dockside of the city, it smelt like rubber and burnt plastic. It's a huge relief to know that everyone escaped from the building and no one was hurt. Our emergency services responded well, I thank them for the risks they are prepared to take yet again to protect people... I hope anyone that has something negative to say, never has the need to call upon their services in the future. ampshirelass
  • Score: 7

9:20am Fri 4 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

ToastyTea wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Jesus_02 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
ToastyTea wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen!
And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow!
Thanks, I try my best.
Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.
I think the point is that he made this comment before the news was released that nobody was injured or hurt. Slightly pathetic joke which could have been at the expense of one or more of the workers at the site.
The news had been released, the Echo were about 20 minutes behind everyone else as normal.
Trying to justify it doesn't make it any better Toasty. Still a pathetic comment.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Local residents said they didn't want more students in this area, they didn't listen![/p][/quote]And the award for the worst comment on this story takes a bow![/p][/quote]Thanks, I try my best.[/p][/quote]Not that funny but hardly offensive... well done on achieving -20, it normally takes a comment on a Cyclist v Motorist thread to achieve that.[/p][/quote]I think the point is that he made this comment before the news was released that nobody was injured or hurt. Slightly pathetic joke which could have been at the expense of one or more of the workers at the site.[/p][/quote]The news had been released, the Echo were about 20 minutes behind everyone else as normal.[/p][/quote]Trying to justify it doesn't make it any better Toasty. Still a pathetic comment. camerajuan
  • Score: 2

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