Tag: HFRS

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)…

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…