30 Firefighters Battle Fire On Shirley High Street In Southampton

21 November 2018, 07:08 | Updated: 21 November 2018, 10:57

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30 firefighters have tackled a big fire in Shirley High Street in Southampton.

Flames broke out in the first floor and roof space above the Paddy Power betting shop in Shirley High Street earlier.

The road was closed both ways with people are urged to avoid the area. The cause isn't known yet.

It's though it started in an unoccupied flat about the shop.

Crews have told Capital that investigation teams will arrive around 11am.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: 

'We [were] dealing with a large fire in Shirley High Street. About 30 firefighters were on the scene. Please avoid the area.

'We had eight fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms on the scene. People in nearby buildings were advised to keep windows and doors shut.'


Local councillor Satvir Kaur tweeted:

'Huge thanks to everyone at @HantsFireSafety for going over & beyond this morning dealing with the incident on Shirley High Street. Thankfully no one was injured, but a lot of people are in shock. I know our community will come together like we have so many times before when needed.

'I know local highway and transport teams are working tirelessly to help commuters and others that have been affected. They are sending out updates, so please keep a look out.'

(Pics: St Mary's Fire Station)