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'More than fifty' evacuated in Aldershot garage fire

Photo @Hants_fire on Twitter

More than fifty people were evacuated because of a fire at a garage in Aldershot.

Fire crews were called to Elms Road, Aldershot yesterday morning (4/2/20) and were faced with flames and thick smoke coming from tyres and cars within the workshop.

More than 60 firefighters and 14 fire engines from Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service and Surrey Fire & Rescue helped to tackle the fire.

The people who were evacuated were taken to a relief centre organised by Rushmoor Borough Council and the British Red Cross.

Two people, a 66-year-old man and a 96-year-old woman, were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation by South Central Ambulance Service.

Rushmoor Borough Council says most people who were evacuated have now been allowed to return home, but not those who lived in properties on Grosvenor Road that were affected by the fire.

(Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service Group Manger, Nigel Cooper providing an update on the fire yesterday afternoon (4/2/20))

The following day (5/20/20) Hampshire's Arson Task Force Team were at the scene, trying to determine whether the fire had been caused deliberately.

Follow @thisisthebreeze on Twitter for all the updates on the incident, as they come in.

Credit: Kingsclere Fire Station
Photo credited to Kingsclere Fire Station

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