FIREFIGHTERS from across Dorset and Hampshire were called to a property fire in Christchurch this afternoon.

Six fire engines, an aerial appliance and one support vehicle, as well as four police vehicles, attended the fire which broke out on Mudeford Road on the approach to Mudeford Quay on Friday September 10, after being notified at 1.51pm.

No one was injured in the blaze, but extensive fire and water damage has been caused to the property on Mudeford Road.

Bournemouth Echo:

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At the time, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently dealing with a fire at a domestic property in Mudeford, Christchurch.

“Crews from Christchurch, Springbourne and Westbourne are in attendance along with the Aerial Ladder Platform from Westbourne and additional crews from Hampshire FRS (Lymington, Ringwood & New Milton).

“No casualties have been reported and they are currently using main lines and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire within the roof of the building.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but it is believed to be accidental and an electrical issue.

Officers closed Mudeford Road for two hours as firefighters contained the fire and extinguished the blaze using hose reel jets.

Bournemouth Echo:

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A police spokesman said: “Dorset Police received a report at 1.51pm on Friday 10 September 2021 of a fire at Mudeford in Christchurch.

"Officers are in attendance to assist with traffic management.”

Bournemouth Echo:

The building, which has had scaffolding around it for two years, was undergoing renovation works and nearing completion when the when fire ensued.

Residents were told to stay behind a cordon more than 80 metres from the property until the fire was made safe by fire crews.

Firefighters have liased with builders to assess the extent of the damage caused to the building.

Bournemouth Echo:

Stanpit and Mudeford ward councillor for Christchurch Town Council Gill Jarvis, who attended the incident, said: “I am glad to hear that ono one was hurt or injury in the fire.

“The fire crews were here very promptly, and it is thanks to them that the fire wasn’t much worse.

“I hope that the damage isn’t too and and I thank the emergency service for the quick and effective response.”

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