Date: 4th March, 2020
Description: Verwood - At 11.37pm Fire Control received a call from the occupant of a property reporting a fire within the house. The caller was unable to exit the property due to the fire, so the fire control operator stayed on the phone providing fire survival guidance whilst mobilising crews (Verwood, Cranborne, Ringwood and Ferndown) to the scene. During the call, a neighbour provided a ladder which allowed the caller to escape from the property. Fire crews then arrived on scene and assisted a further two people from the property, one being rescued from the first floor via a ladder, and the other being released from the ground floor by using breaking in tools. Two casualties were conveyed to hospital as a precaution. The fire, which was located in the kitchen, was extinguished using two hose reel jets, six breathing apparatus and positive pressure ventilation. The British Red Cross were also mobilised to provide support to the occupants. All crews are now clear of the scene.
Location: Little Dewlands, Verwood BH31, UK