Southampton fire: Flames engulf building site in city centre – BBC News

Southampton fire: Flames engulf building site in city centre - BBC News

Huge fire breaks out in Southampton city centre

Flames and billowing smoke can be seen in video footage of a large fire in the centre of Southampton.

The blaze broke out on the fourth floor of a building site in St Marys, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

MORE than 50 firefighters from across Hampshire are tackling a huge blaze in the centre of Southampton.

It tweeted: “Brief update on the fire in Southampton – Fire involving a timber framed building measuring 40m x 50m. The building currently under construction.

Southampton fire: Blaze rips through building site in heart of Hampshire city | Daily Star

St Marys Street and A33 Kingsway are both shut following the blaze, which has broken out in an area known as Harrisons Cut.

It tweeted: “Brief update on the fire in Southampton – fire involving a timber framed building measuring 40m x 50m. The building currently under construction.

The service originally said the blaze broke out in a derelict building but are now describing it as a timber-framed building under construction.

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