Published on Sunday, March 6th, 2016 at 11:20 am.

Fire crews battle blaze in East Tisted near Alton


Firefighters are battling to save three outbuildings and a property in the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire.

Six pumping appliances from five stations were called just before 10am this morning. Four crews wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reels are attempting to tackle the well-developed blaze.

The three outbuildings in Plain Farm Lane in the village of East Tisted are said to be well alight. Efforts in tackling the blaze are being hampered due the lack of water supply in the area. A water carrier has been mobilised to help firefighter in their attempts to bring the fire under control and stop the blaze from spreading. South Central Ambulance Service have sent Hazardous Area Response team to the scene. The owners of the property are being cared for by the British Red Cross. No one is  thought to have been in the blaze that is believed to have  started accidentally in one of the out buildings.

Fire crews have managed to successfully stop the blaze from spreading the outbuilding into the main property that is attached. The property sustained roof and smoke damaged. Two of the out buildings were completed damaged by fire.
Group Manager Brian Neat said “The crews did very well with quick commitment to fighting the fire on arrival.”

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