Emergency services dealing with fire at Rank Hovis Flour Mills in Southampton

Fire at Southampton Docks

Fire at Southampton Docks

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FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire in a landmark building in Southampton Docks this morning.

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service sent five fire appliances via Dock Gate 10 to the Rank Hovis Flour Mills in the Western Docks.

A spokesperson from the fire service said they were dealing with a blaze on the second floor of the building.

Two fire engines from St Mary’s, two from Hightown, one from Redbridge, an aerial ladder platform and a support vehicle were all on the scene since the call came in at just before 10am and were there for just over an hour.

Three police vehicles were also on the scene as well as two ambulances.

Scores of people were evacuated and stood outside the building inside the docks perimeter.

It is understood that a piece of machinery in the building caught fire and that crews managed to have the flames extinguished shortly before 11am.

 

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11:18am Fri 8 Aug 14

Brite Spark says...

I used to work there part time.
I kneaded the dough.
I used to work there part time. I kneaded the dough. Brite Spark
  • Score: 30

4:57pm Fri 8 Aug 14

jonnyx says...

It's one way of earning a crust I suppose.
It's one way of earning a crust I suppose. jonnyx
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Fri 8 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

Electrical instalations by Smokeweed & Ted.................
.............was always gonna happen !!
Electrical instalations by Smokeweed & Ted................. .............was always gonna happen !! massimoosti
  • Score: -2

1:31pm Tue 12 Aug 14

southy says...

Lucky there was no explosion, with all that milling dust around.
Lucky there was no explosion, with all that milling dust around. southy
  • Score: 0

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