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Fire crews tackle Southampton blaze that ripped through gardens

Fire crews from Southampton tackle large garden building blaze in Harefield


Control room operators received multiple calls after a bonfire spread to three outbuildings causing a large smoke plume over the Harefield area of Southampton on Sunday evening.

Crews from Hightown, St Mary’s, Eastleigh, Botley and Portchester were called out at 17:46 to the garden on Somerton Avenue.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using jets and hose reels as they also worked to remove a number of cylinders from the blaze before they were made safe.


Hightown firefighters remained on the scene to dampen down and conduct a number of Safe and Well visits at neighbouring properties.


The stop message came in at 10:05pm before crews returned to station.