LiveFire crews tackle reported "electrical blaze" at Cafe Shore in Sandbanks

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  • Dorset Fire and Rescue crews are at the scene of a fire at Sandbank's Cafe Shore - follow live updates here

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Here's the first of two video clips from the scene:

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A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the incident is now being scaled down at Cafe Shore.

"From about 11.30pm there'll be two pumps left at the scene," she said.

"The stop message was received at 10.24pm."

She was unable to comment on a possible cause however.

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Koh Noi Thai restaurant has added this to their Facebook page. Sure there'll be lots of similar messages of support from other businesses:

"Here at Koh Noi we're very sorry to hear of the accident at Cafe Shore this evening. We're told your team handled everything extremely well, and we wish you all a speedy recovery, we're just down the road if you need any assistance."

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I understand that a number of big events are planned for the weekend at Cafe Shore, including a 21st birthday party on Friday night. 

Everyone will be hoping the damage inside the restaurant isn't too extensive and it will be able to open soon!

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A statement has gone up on Cafe Shore's Facebook page:

"We'd like to thank you for all your concern & support this evening, no-one has been hurt & we are positive we will re-open soon! #cafeshore"

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Bournemouth Echo:

Picture by Richard Crease

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The full story as we have it is now online in full

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Bournemouth Echo:

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These photographs, by Echo snapper Richard Crease, show some of the smoke damage caused to the restaurant:

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Firefighters still on the scene. No sign of them leaving yet.

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Bournemouth Echo:

Firefighters at Cafe Shore. Pic by David Butler

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Bournemouth Echo:

Firefighters prepare to enter the rear of Cafe Shore. Pic by David Butcher

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Bournemouth Echo:

The first fire engine to arrive . Pic by David Butcher

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David Butcher emailed us to say:

"Rowed back from a North Haven Yacht Club mooring to see fire engines arriving. Cafe Shore staff, who were evacuated onto the street when the alarm was sounded were brought into the club to keep warm and have a cuppa."

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Street lights are now out in the area and firefighters are using floodlights to carry out their work

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Sandbanks Ferry Service will remain suspended until 7am tomorrow

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A Dorset Police spokesperson said there were no road closures, but the Sandbanks Ferry would not be sailing for the next three hours.

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There is speculation that the blaze was caused by an electrical fault. THE DFRS spokesperson said they could not comment on the cause of the fire at this stage.

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The DFRS spokesperson said there were no reports of injuries.

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A Dorset Fire and Rescue spokesperson said six fire engines were at the scene and several supporting appliances. A Red Cross volunteers' vehicle was also at the scene.

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Good evening. There are reports that Cafe Shore in Sandbanks is on fire. A Dorset Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "Six appliances are at the scene, as well as support vehicles.

"We have got a number of hose reel jets in use. However, it is not confirmed as to exactly what is involved."

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8:33pm Mon 18 Aug 14

MrPitiful says...

Someone burnt the toast - £25 a slice too.

Just a joke - glad no one is aparently injured.
Someone burnt the toast - £25 a slice too. Just a joke - glad no one is aparently injured. MrPitiful
  • Score: 10

8:42pm Mon 18 Aug 14

fizzy fert says...

£2 for one scalded teabag
******* robbing ********
£2 for one scalded teabag ******* robbing ******** fizzy fert
  • Score: 10

8:42pm Mon 18 Aug 14

billy bumble says...

That'll be the fastest the serving staff have ever moved
That'll be the fastest the serving staff have ever moved billy bumble
  • Score: 7

8:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

snowflakes says...

Glad to hear there is no injuries or loss of life.
Glad to hear there is no injuries or loss of life. snowflakes
  • Score: 6

9:15pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Townee says...

Why is the ferry not sailing for 3 hours? Has the fire spread that far.
Why is the ferry not sailing for 3 hours? Has the fire spread that far. Townee
  • Score: -4

9:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

roamer200 says...

Townee wrote:
Why is the ferry not sailing for 3 hours? Has the fire spread that far.
Ridiculous.... What happened to just get on with it!! Where will Tarquinius and the toffs go to be obnoxious now?
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Why is the ferry not sailing for 3 hours? Has the fire spread that far.[/p][/quote]Ridiculous.... What happened to just get on with it!! Where will Tarquinius and the toffs go to be obnoxious now? roamer200
  • Score: 3

10:09pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Lots of other cafes to use!
Lots of other cafes to use! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 4

10:13pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Loulousoany says...

Mmmmmmm have they not been bust 3 times before insurance job I wounded
Mmmmmmm have they not been bust 3 times before insurance job I wounded Loulousoany
  • Score: 6

10:25pm Mon 18 Aug 14

nermal says...

That's the most excitement we've had down here since the night of the big flood! Eight fire engines, several support vehicles, police cars AND the ferry guys got to go home early too!
That's the most excitement we've had down here since the night of the big flood! Eight fire engines, several support vehicles, police cars AND the ferry guys got to go home early too! nermal
  • Score: 2

10:51pm Mon 18 Aug 14

LordLilliput says...

Koh Noi Thai restaurant has added this to their Facebook page. Sure there'll be lots of similar messages of support from other businesses:

"Here at Koh Noi we're very sorry to hear of the accident at Cafe Shore this evening. We're told your team handled everything extremely well, and we wish you all a speedy recovery, we're just down the road if you need any assistance."

A sure fire winner for 'The most brazen and blatant attempt at free advertising thinly disguised as empathy' award of the year.
Koh Noi Thai restaurant has added this to their Facebook page. Sure there'll be lots of similar messages of support from other businesses: "Here at Koh Noi we're very sorry to hear of the accident at Cafe Shore this evening. We're told your team handled everything extremely well, and we wish you all a speedy recovery, we're just down the road if you need any assistance." A sure fire winner for 'The most brazen and blatant attempt at free advertising thinly disguised as empathy' award of the year. LordLilliput
  • Score: 8

5:31am Tue 19 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

I came on here early in the evening and posted that I hoped it would all be sorted out soon as I do like going to Café Shore, have been quite often, I was obviously concerned to read of the fire.

However, on returning to check on happenings I see my post has been removed, anyone explain what the heck was wrong with it? Saying that you hope all we be ok and you like the place, come on mods!!!
I came on here early in the evening and posted that I hoped it would all be sorted out soon as I do like going to Café Shore, have been quite often, I was obviously concerned to read of the fire. However, on returning to check on happenings I see my post has been removed, anyone explain what the heck was wrong with it? Saying that you hope all we be ok and you like the place, come on mods!!! FerryFan
  • Score: 4

6:00am Tue 19 Aug 14

tiggs61 says...

what a shame such a lovely venue. glad that on one was hurt . the place may of had problems in the past but for people to be saying its was an insurance claim i don't think so. i have been to the place about 6 times loved it would always go back again. good luck at the re opening.... the firefighters have done a great job what would we do without them thanks lads...
what a shame such a lovely venue. glad that on one was hurt . the place may of had problems in the past but for people to be saying its was an insurance claim i don't think so. i have been to the place about 6 times loved it would always go back again. good luck at the re opening.... the firefighters have done a great job what would we do without them thanks lads... tiggs61
  • Score: 2

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