Breaking FAREHAM GOSPORT PORTSMOUTH

Investigation underway following a fire involving a number of large generators and lithium battery units in Fareham

More than 50 firefighters were called to a commercial warehouse in Barwell Lane, Gosport, following a fire involving a number of large generators and lithium battery units.

Crews from Cosham, Fareham, Portchester, Gosport, Southsea, Eastleigh and Beaulieu attended along with the incident command unit and environmental protection units from Romsey and Alton.

Thirty breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, four main jets, the Ultra High Pressure Lance and aerial ladder platform were used.

The call came in at 19:31 on Saturday 24 April and residents were advised to keep their windows and doors shut to protect from thick smoke affecting the area.

Two police officers were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure following smoke inhalation.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service Station Manager, Rob Sansome, said: This was a large and complex fire involving a single-storey warehouse.

Firefighters worked through the night to bring the incident under control and prevent the fire from escalating.

By 00:30 the fire was out but crews stayed on scene to dampen down and monitor.

The stop message came in at 02:27. The cause of the fire will now be investigated.

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