Fire crews from six stations attend bin fire as smoke seen billowing from Buckland high rise

FIRE crews have attended a bin shed fire that caused smoke to billow from the tenth floor of Buckland high rise block.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 3:40 pm
A high rise in Brownlow Close, in Buckland, has seen a fire in its bin shed area. Picture: Google Maps

Appliances from stations in Cosham, Southsea, Havant, Fareham, Waterlooville, and Portchester were mobilised to the block of flats in Brownlow Close at 12.45pm today.

Smoke had been seen emerging from the eight, ninth, and tenth floors of the 17-storey building.

Fire fighters discovered an internal cavity was allowing smoke to escape from a small fire contained in a steel bin in the ground floor bin sheds, according to Cosham crew manager Nigel Blackman.

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He said: ‘It was an internal void where smoke from the bin shed was going up the building.

‘There was no damage to the bin shed area as the fire was contained to the steel bins.

‘We don’t know the cause of the fire.

‘The building did not need evacuating and we made a thorough check of the building to ensure the fire had not spread.’

The crew manager advised residents to avoid throwing away any material that may cause a fire.

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