Multiple Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) crews remain on scene at a commercial structure fire smouldering on Gosport Street, Hemmant. Crews are being assisted by contractors utilising heavy machinery to access deep seated areas of fire. Smoke may continue to affect the area overnight and into the morning. Nearby residents suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Smoke can decrease visibility so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

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Hemmant – commercial structure fire as at 8.30pm Wed 16 Dec 

Multiple Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) crews remain on scene at a commercial structure fire burning on Gosport Street, Hemmant. The fire is now contained, however could burn for another day as it is a deep seated fire and firefighting efforts have been impacted by structural collapse. Smoke will continue to affect the area overnight and into the morning. Nearby residents suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Smoke can decrease visibility so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions.

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Hemmant – commercial structure fire as at 3.25pm Wed 16 Dec 

Multiple Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) crews are on scene at a commercial structure fire burning on Gosport Street, Hemmant. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and smoke is affecting the area. If affected, residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering from a respiratory condition should keep their medications close by. Smoke can decrease visibility so motorists should drive with caution and to conditions. If residents are concerned their property is under threat they are advised to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.