Fire at Heinz Burt close


Appliance on Leigh Road attending fire

At 19:24 yesterday evening  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Heinz Burts Close .

The fire was located on the first floor of a three story residential building which fronted Leigh Road.

Control operators mobilised two fire appliances from Eastleigh.

A total of 9 firefighters quickly brought the fire under control. Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a jet were used.

Tactical Adviser Station Manager Chris George said:

“The family were quickly alerted to the fire by the hard wired smoke detectors. Establishing there was a fire they did precisely what we would recommend to close the door to contain the fire, evacuate the building and call the fire brigade. Containing the fire minimised the potential smoke damage and spread of the fire and being alerted to the incident early meant we could bring the fire quickly under control. ”

A fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire but it is not thought to be suspicious.

Photo: Stephen Slominski

  2 comments for “Fire at Heinz Burt close

  1. Peter Stewart
    September 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    There are around 50 Fire Control Rooms in England and each is staffed by specially trained (for two years) and locally knowledgeable crews. This expertise brings us the most efficient fire service in the world which is capable of seeing an appliance leave Eastleigh within one minute of a 999 call. Now it is all in danger thanks to EU regionalization. We thought we had got rid of Fire Regional Call Centres, but the latest whispers suggest that mergers may take place to “save money” (which successive governments have wasted greatly on the EU since 1973). People should be under no illusions about these “mergers” with other counties. It is EU regionalization by the back door. It will cost lives!

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    September 19, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Hey Pete do you recall Heinz coming to one of our gigs at the prog club on Twyford Road and telling us we needed a drummer?
    He was well p*ssed up if I remember rightly and making a general nuisance of himself.
    And now he’s got a street named after him…funny old world…

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