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Fire breaks out in Southampton docks

A FIRE has broken out in Southampton docks.

Firefighters are tackling the blaze which reportedly broke out at around 7.30am this morning.

Four fire engines are said to be on the scene dealing with the straddle carrier fire.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said they were called Western Avenue and have used one hosereel, one jet compressed air form system to extinguish the blaze.

Two vehicles from St Mary’s Fire Station were used plus an aerial ladder platform.

A statement from DP World, where the fire broke out, said: “Please be advised that due to an incident at the terminal our landside and shipside operations have been suspended since 07:30 hrs. We expect to have our operations back up and running in the next 15 minutes.

“As a precaution, we have removed unused VBS bookings from the system and will be monitoring the situation closely.

“The Empty Park is still running as normal.

“We will keep you updated.

“Thank you for your cooperation.”

The firm also added that the incident is under control.

Source: Daily Echo