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Navy Base Under Fire – Plumes of Smoked Covered the Sky

A Navy base was subject to a huge fire where plumes of smoke could be seen from all across Portsmouth.

The Navy base fire was attended to shortly after 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th May. The fire was so severe it had caused smoke clouds to collect across the Portsmouth sky. As a result, firefighters from Southsea, Cosham and Portchester fire stations were required to quell the uncontrollable flames.

Her Majesty’s Royal Navy confirmed that the fire in question had occurred on their premises. Investigations are now being held by the Ministry of Defence into the outbreak of the fire.

It has subsequently been reported that the Navy base fire was fuelled by a stack of rubbish which was mounted against one of its warehouses. The inferno continued to spread to nearby machinery, plastic drums and other hazardous materials. Luckily, the fire did not spread onto the adjacent commercial building close by.

Thankfully, nobody was injured during the raging inferno at the navy base, however, firefighters warned that it could have been much worse, had the fire spread onto nearby buildings.

Jamie Wren, Watch Manager commented:

“It was a fairly big fire – had it gone on for much longer it could have spread into the warehouse”.

Thankfully, this fire was limited to premises damage, however, other cases have not been so lucky:

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Original Sources: BBC News | The Portsmouth News

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