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Multiple crews tackle large Romsey warehouse blaze overnight

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More than 60 firefighters were called during the night to a warehouse fire on Budds Lane in Romsey


Crews from Romsey, Redbridge, St Mary’s, Eastleigh, Cosham, Hightown, Stockbridge, Botley and Winchester were first called at 3:20 this morning.

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Smoke was issuing from the warehouse as crews first arrived on the scene with approximately a quarter of the building involved in the fire.


Firefighters used high pressure hose reels to tackle the fire before access was gained to the building. Crews then were able to extinguish the fire with specialist foam and jets, before clearing smoke with ventilation fans.

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After gaining entry to the single-storey warehouse firefighters used specialist foam and high pressure hose reels to extinguish the fire which involved machinery and packaging materials.


Firefighters continue to dampen down the scene but officers are now scaling the incident down by returning a number of crews back to their stations.


The stop message came in at 6:43am.


Incident Commander Dean Haward said:


    “The swift and effective response from our teams meant we were able to prevent the incident from escalating and to extinguish the fire quickly.


    “Our crews’ use of the specialist Ultra High-Pressure Lance suppressed the fire significantly, allowing us to safely send firefighters into the warehouse.


    “We worked closely alongside our partners in the Environment Agency to protect the nearby river, as well as Network Rail officers, due to the proximity of the train track behind the building.


    “The warehouse suffered significant fire and smoke damage and our Fire Investigation officers will attend the scene later today to ascertain the cause.”