Industrial fire on Hampshire estate injures firefighters


Several explosions and a powerful fire on the industrial estate in Cracknore Hard, Marchwood, Hampshire have left 4 firefighters injured, a recent news report on the matter was able to reveal.

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Six fire crews were called to the blaze, with four firefighters being treated at the scene for minor injuries and one being taken to Southampton General Hospital with a minor leg injury. The injuries occurred when several oxyacetylene cylinders located on the premises exploded.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Several explosions were reported due to the presence of oxyacetylene cylinders in the building, no-one was seriously hurt in the incident.”

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