Fire in Havant extinguished by multiple crews without injuries at SSE site

FIRE crews from across the area have been stood down after tackling a fire on the roof off an SSE building in Havant.

By Richard Lemmer
Monday, 23rd August 2021, 8:26 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd August 2021, 9:11 pm

A total of six fire engines and crews scrambled to the incident at the energy company’s site in 4 Penner Road at 5.01pm today.

The roof of the building was initially described as being ‘well alight’, according to Havant crew manager Gary Tyler.

Further inspection of the blaze showed it to be contained as a ‘small fire in some mechanical equipment on the roof’ of the building, according to a spokeswoman from SSE.

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Six fire crews from across the area were called to a fire at the SSE site in Havant this evening.

She said: ‘Employees were safely evacuated and the fire service quickly contained it with no major impact on the building.

‘The office has reopened and is operating as normal with no services affected.’

Crews at the scene issued a stop-message to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue service at 6.24pm.

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The fire was located in an air handling unit in a 220 metre by 120 metre building within the business park, according to a representative from the fire service.

She said: ‘They used small cutting gear for cutting away for inspection purposed, and they used two thermal images cameras...an aerial ladder platform, two main jets, and two breathing apparatus.’

No ambulances were called to the scene and no one was reported as being injured.

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