Category: A&E

Reports on accidents and other local emergencies

Xela Buses in serious fire at Valley Park

Xela Buses damaged by Fire

Eastleigh’s  latest bus company has been dealt  a serious blow as three of their fledgling bus  fleet were severly damaged in a blaze last night. Two double decker buses and a single decker coach caught fire at the Xela bus  depot  in Monks Brook Industrial Park, Chandlers Ford last night at about 6.30 pm. Three…

Smoking Time Bomb

To coincide with No Smoking Day local firefighters are pleading with smokers to ‘pack it in’ describing the practice of smoking in the home as ‘a time bomb’ while the government has announced that cigarettes may have to be sold in unbranded packets in future – a practice last seen in the soviet union. Hampshire…

Eastleigh Firefighters Fly to NZ

Hampshire Firefighters, including personnel from Eastleigh’s Fire Service HQ on Leigh Road, are preparing to deploy to New Zealand to assist with an international search and rescue operation after the city of Christchurch was hit by a severe earthquake. The earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck at around 12:51 local time (23:51 GMT)…

Police appeal for info on Eastleigh explosion

Police are investigating the circumstances following a loud explosion in or around the area of Fleming Park in Eastleigh last night which was heard as far away as North Baddesley. Members of the public contacted police at around 10.30pm expressing their concerns after hearing the loud explosion. A wide and extensive ground and air search…

Explosion rocks Eastleigh

A huge explosion has rocked Eastleigh tonight sending twitter and facebook into meltdown. The town briefly became a twitter trending topic shortly after 11 pm when the sound of a blast was heard all over the town and as far away as North Baddesley, Valley Park and Chandlers Ford. One resident in Derby road contacted…

Air Ambulance lands in Boyatt Wood

Residents around the Lawn Road green in Boyatt Wood had an early Sunday morning awakening as the Hampshire Air Ambulance helicopter landed on the recreation ground situated between St Catherine’s Road at around 9.15 am. It had been scrambled in response to what was clearly a serious incident at a private address in nearby Ruskin…

Van Fire on Station Hill

Fire broke out at a town centre office block last night. Firefighters were called to Horizon house on station hill at about 9.45pm after a Transit van caught ablaze in the underground car park of the three storey building. The Transit Van was severely damaged and the fire had spread to the ceiling joists of…

Town Centre Pub Fire

Eastleigh fire-fighters were called to the scene of a town centre blaze today as the former Mija bar in the Leigh Road shopping precinct caught fire. Two fire engines with ten crew were called at approximately 2.30 pm while the precinct was still busy with dozens of shoppers and the area immediately to the front…