Firefighters tackling blaze in Bournemouth high rise
Seven fire engines and two aerial appliances were at the scene in Commercial Road.
Firefighters are tackling a significant blaze in a high-rise building in Bournemouth.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS) said they had seven fire engines and two aerial appliances dispatched to the fire at an eight-storey property on Commercial Road in Bournemouth, at around 7.20pm.
1/2 Crews from across #Bournemouth #Poole & #Christchurch currently dealing with fire on 8th floor of high rise building in Commercial Road #Bournemouth Crews are tackling the fire, which we believe is contained to a flat, using breathing apparatus and hose reels. pic.twitter.com/nnGgOzlNmV— Dorset&Wiltshire FRS (@DWFireRescue) April 21, 2018
A spokeswoman said more than 40 firefighters are dealing with a “significant fire”, and that they are working to extinguish it.
It is understood the blaze followed a burst of heavy rain and lightning in the area. DWFRS tweeted to say they believe the fire is contained to a flat.
The spokeswoman said the cause of the fire is currently unknown, adding: “We will be conducting an investigation once we have ceased firefighting operations.”