Emergency? Call 999

For general enquiries

Contact Us

Latest Incidents

15th November, 2019 - 3.36pm: One pump from Westbourne and two pumps from Poole were mobilised to a ...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 2.36pm: One pump from Stratton St. Margaret, one pump from Swindon and one pum...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 12.52pm: Two pumps from Chippenham, one pump from Malmesbury, water carrier fro...Read more

15th November, 2019 - 9.45am: One pump from Westlea and one pump from Stratton St. Margaret were mob...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 8.29pm: Easton Royal - Crews from the Pewsey fire station were mobilised to a ...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 7.49pm: Moreton - Crews from Bere Regis and Wareham fire stations were mobilis...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 2:52pm: Three appliances from Springbourne, Redhill Park and Christchurch were...Read more

14th November, 2019 - 08:19am: A crew from Trowbridge have rescued a cat which was stuck between two ...Read more

13th November, 2019 - 12:22 PM : A crew from Weymouth has attended a bin fire near the Kings Statue on ...Read more

13th November, 2019 - 10:01 AM : Crews have released 1 elderly female from a vehicle that had driven in...Read more

Blandford warehouse fire believed to have started accidentally


Date: 7th March, 2018

Dorset & Wilshire Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of a significant fire on the Hall & Woodhouse brewery site in Blandford.

Fire crews were called to Bournemouth Road in the town at 2.28pm yesterday (6 March) and found an empty warehouse undergoing demolition well alight.

Although the affected building is next to the brewery, the main site has not been involved in the blaze.

At the height of the incident, 15 fire crews were in attendance from across Dorset and Wiltshire, together with two aerial ladder platforms and other support appliances. 26 breathing apparatus wearers and four main jets were used to fight the fire.

A number of other agencies were involved at the scene as well, including Dorset County Council, Dorset Police, the Environment Agency, and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

The attendance was scaled back to ten fire engines by 8.30pm, and by 8am this morning (7 March), the attendance had dropped again to three crews. From 9am onwards, it is anticipated to have two crews and an aerial ladder platform there to continue damping down and deal with hotspots.

Area Manager Byron Standen said: “Our thanks go to the local community for their patience yesterday, when the smoke plume was particularly intense. It is now safe to open doors and windows in the vicinity of the fire. We are also grateful to the Hall & Woodhouse management, who provided refreshments to our firefighters and also ensured they had the right people on site to give us the information and guidance needed to bring this incident to a conclusion. We will remain on site this morning to ensure that the fire is fully extinguished.”

Investigations into the exact cause of the fire continue, but it is believed to have started accidentally.

results found.

Name:
Post Holders:
Grade: