Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

HFRS: Coolant leak no health risk to Public

Hampshire Fire and Rescue wish to reassure Hedge End residents that there is no threat to public health following the incident earlier this evening which led to the temporary closure of the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer superstores at the retail park. HFRS have released the following press statement and photographs from the scene: We…

Hedge End superstores evacuated following gas leak

Sainsburys Hedge End

Hedge End was at the centre of serious incident following a leak of refrigerant gas at the Sainsbury’s superstore which affected up to 62 people. Both shoppers and staff at the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer’s superstores were evacuated shortly after 5pm after customers in the checkout area complained of feeling unwell. One casualty was…

Fire Brigade Ready For Fun Day

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a Community Fun Day on Saturday 31 August at the Service’s headquarters in Eastleigh. Open to the public from 10am until 4pm and free of charge, HFRS promise it will be an ideal mixture of fun, activities and demonstrations to keep the holiday blues at bay. Children…

Calving heifer rescued from slurry pit

  Specialist Firefighters from the HFRS animal rescue unit based at Eastleigh rescued a calving mother and her baby from a slurry pit disaster in Crawley yesterday (07 August). In a miracle rescue the heifer and calf were saved from the pit with the calf being safely born minutes later. Animal rescue specialist Anton Phillips said:…

Hants Fire & Rescue are National Champions

A team representing Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have been crowned National Extrication Champions at the UK’s biggest rescue challenge competition, an event that was part-sponsored by local auto-recycling firm, Silverlake Auto’s . After battling against 36 other teams in road traffic collision scenarios, the Hampshire team took the winner’s title at the UK Rescue Challenge, a…

Crews fight roof fire in Bursledon

Nearly 60 firefighters battled to save three terraced properties in Bursledon tonight (June 10). Control operators mobilised crews following a 999 call at 16:45 to Salterns Lane and crews arrived to discover the roof of one of the three-storey properties well alight. The roof of the first property collapsed, while the rest of the building was…

Bishopstoke Bridge re-opened to Traffic

  The town’s busy Bishopstoke road bridge has re-opened to traffic following a 90 minute closure this afternoon (Sunday 19 May) on safety grounds. Train services to London on the mainline were also disrupted. The recently elected County Councillor for Eastleigh East – former Lib Dem now Ukip Cllr Andy Moore – alerted Police and…

Traffic chaos as Bishopstoke Bridge in emergency closure

UPDATE: Bridge re-opened at 16.20 following inspection by Network Rail – HCC engineers to re-assess at 5pm – Police say : “Engineers tell us matter reported today is part of a long term issue”. One of Eastleigh’s main thoroughfares the B3037 Bsihopstoke Road is closed to traffic this afternoon (Sunday May 19) after bolts on…

Eastleigh control room operators to the rescue!

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Logo

Hampshire Fire and Rescue control operators based at Eastleigh provided vital survival advice to an elderly lady, 83 with limited mobility when a fire broke out in her kitchen. On Sunday (7 April) the Fareham fire crew came to the rescue of the 83 year-old resident who was trapped in her house. During the call control room…

Hampshire Police officer in fatal accident

Hampshire Constabulary can confirm that a police officer has died following a road traffic collision on Thomas Lewis Way, Swaythling. The police officer was on duty and riding an unmarked police motorcycle when he was in collision with a silver BMW outside the Shell petrol station at around 2pm. He was taken to Southampton General…

Make a splash at Eastleigh fire station

    Firefighters in Eastleigh are preparing to roll up their sleeves this Saturday (March 16) to take part in the National Car Wash this March, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity’s largest national fundraising event of…

Sub-station explosion knocks town trade

  An explosion at town centre electricity sub-station on Tuesday night forced businesses around Leigh Road to clse yesterday. The substation was located in the Sainsbury’s complex and the blast was felt by customers in the adjoining Leo leisure Bingo hall. The Ukip HQ on Market street was affected and they had to hire a…

Make a difference! Volunteer for the fire service

HFRS new Gold kit

  Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service needs more people in the Test Valley area to join its successful team of volunteers. The requirement is not for firefighters, but for people who would like to support their local area. The existing network of volunteers have already made a real difference to their local communities, with projects…

Body found in Valley Park van fire

A police investigation has been launched after firemen found a body in a burning van this morning.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were attending the 5 am blaze Donnington Drive, Valley Park.

The death is being treated as unexplained -but not suspicious. The victim has not yet been formally identified.

The Police are carrying out a joint investigation alongside with the arson task force.

Appeal after Fair Oak man hit by coach

  A 20 year-old Fair Oak man has received life threatening injuries after being in Collision with a coach during the early hours of Sunday morning Officers from the Roads Policing Unit at Totton are appealing for witnesses to the  accident on Fair Oak Road at about 00:30 Sunday, December 2.   At the time of the…