Behind the scenes of Hampshire Fire and Rescues battle with a high-rise blaze in Southampton today

The damage caused by a fireball on top of a Southampton high rise

The damage caused by a fireball on top of a Southampton high rise

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

DRAMATIC new footage has been released tonight of damage caused by a fireball that exploded at the top of a Southampton high rise block.

It shows the damage caused to the roof of the building where the fire began earlier today.

A Hampshire Fire & Rescue investigation is continuing but initial findings suggest it was an accident.

The incident caused chaos throughout the city with roads closed and 300 people evacuated from nearby buildings, including the Mayflower Theatre.

The video is courtesy of Hampshire Fire & Rescue.

  • See how the Daily Echo covered the story here.

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5:52pm Thu 3 Apr 14

kyrrie says...

Another great job done by our emergency services, had they not been so quick off the mark this could have been so much worse.
Another great job done by our emergency services, had they not been so quick off the mark this could have been so much worse. kyrrie
  • Score: 12

6:01pm Thu 3 Apr 14

The Mad Dog says...

No loss of life or injuries. It is a good job the building was empty, sorry unoccupied, and it was just the contractors (building workers, health n safety inspectors etc etc) otherwise this could have been much worse. As it is it is only damaged property which can be repaired.
No loss of life or injuries. It is a good job the building was empty, sorry unoccupied, and it was just the contractors (building workers, health n safety inspectors etc etc) otherwise this could have been much worse. As it is it is only damaged property which can be repaired. The Mad Dog
  • Score: 7

8:44pm Thu 3 Apr 14

IronLady2010 says...

We should congratulate the workers who safely evacuated and the emergency services for their support.

If it wasn't for those on-site at the time it happened things may well have been worse.

Well done to all, that's what you call Team Work!
We should congratulate the workers who safely evacuated and the emergency services for their support. If it wasn't for those on-site at the time it happened things may well have been worse. Well done to all, that's what you call Team Work! IronLady2010
  • Score: 1

10:43pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BeyondImagination says...

More traffic chaos. Blame the council. :)
More traffic chaos. Blame the council. :) BeyondImagination
  • Score: -7

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