Firefighters called to blaze in middle of the Solent

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze on a fort in the Solent.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 9:29 am
Gosport Lifeboat Station was home to Hampshire Fire & Rescue Maritime Incident Support on Monday night after a fire on Spitbank Fort

The emergency services were alerted at around 5.30pm to the fire at a luxury hotel on Spitbank Fort.

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Lifeboats from Gosport, Portsmouth and Bembridge were sent to the fort in case people there needed to be evacuated. The Coastguard Rescue Team from Portsmouth was also tasked.

However, within 15 minutes of the first report, the fire was under control and by 6pm it was out.

Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service assisted in the transportation of Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service crews to the fort so they could assess the site.