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Blaze rips through Whiteley building site after Deep fat fryer catches alight

Twenty firefighters from stations across Hampshire fire and rescue service have spent the day tackling a blaze that has ripped through six temporary site offices leaving then totally gutted after a deep fat fryer caught alight.

Fire Crews were called to the new housing development on Cartwright Drive in Whiteley near Fareham just before 10am on Friday.

Crew were faced with a well developed fire that had spread between the portacabin offices belonging to the site manager and other contractors.

Crews from Hightown, Fareham, Southsea and Cosham were all mobilsed to tackle the fire.

Staff on the site were evacuated whilst crews battled to stop the blaze from spreading.


It took nearly three hours to bring the blsze under control.

Six of the 12 containers have been 100% damaged by fire causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.


Six further containers have been left smoke and water damaged.

It is unclear if site plans for the build were salavaged or if the fire will cause a delay in the development that is understood to be new homes.