Fire starts next to Shoreham power station

Photo shows the view of the power station from the south west with the fire clearly shown on the infra red image. Taken by the South East Air Support Unit helicopter Hotel 900

Photo shows the view of the power station from the south west with the fire clearly shown on the infra red image. Taken by the South East Air Support Unit helicopter Hotel 900

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UPDATED: Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a building next to a power station.

Six appliances from West Sussex and East Sussex fire and rescue services were called to the gas suppression plant next to Shoreham Power Station in Shoreham Harbour, at 8.30pm yesterday (March 1).

Gary Towson, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, said that the fire was in the roof space of the auxiliary building and had not affected the power station's main turbine generator hall.

He said everyone in the building had been accounted for.

He said: "There have been no injuries and no loss of power to anyone in the area.

"We have quite a lot of calls because the fire is in the roof space and you can see it from the road."

A Scottish Power statement said: "A fire at an auxiliary building in Shoreham Power station was brought under control by the fire service last night.

"The fire began at 8.40pm at a building some 100m from the main generation turbine hall of the power station.

"There were no injuries resulting from the incident and all employees and contractors on the site at the time have been accounted for.

"The 400MW gas power station was not in operation at the time of the incident.

"Emergency services including resources from East Sussex and West Sussex Fire Service were in attendance at the site.

"A full investigation into the cause of the fire and an assessment of damage to the power station will begin today.

"Shoreham Power station was commissioned in 2000."

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8:37am Fri 2 Mar 12

Helmut Polisher says...

Is it out yet?
This news is 24 hours old.. Which I know is classed as HOT on the Argus news desk but for the internet is prehistoric.
Is it out yet? This news is 24 hours old.. Which I know is classed as HOT on the Argus news desk but for the internet is prehistoric. Helmut Polisher
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8:49am Fri 2 Mar 12

Sarah Booker says...

It started at 8.30pm last night, so 24 hours haven't passed yet.
It started at 8.30pm last night, so 24 hours haven't passed yet. Sarah Booker
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10:40am Fri 2 Mar 12

Royal_Recruit says...

This started in a gas suppression plant? The gas suppression which is made to suppress fires? Is that the one?

Amazing if it is
This started in a gas suppression plant? The gas suppression which is made to suppress fires? Is that the one? Amazing if it is Royal_Recruit
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5:39pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Hovite says...

Just found a video of the fire at Shoreham Harbour.

http://youtu.be/nsNd
sp-IF0s
Just found a video of the fire at Shoreham Harbour. http://youtu.be/nsNd sp-IF0s Hovite
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6:13pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Tel Scoomer says...

So slow. This was on the Brighton and Hove News website last night with an aerial photo before the fire had even been put out.
So slow. This was on the Brighton and Hove News website last night with an aerial photo before the fire had even been put out. Tel Scoomer
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2:36pm Sun 4 Mar 12

Helmut Polisher says...

Sarah Booker wrote:
It started at 8.30pm last night, so 24 hours haven't passed yet.
Well, the Argus states 8.30pm Sarah ...Yet the story clearly states West Sussex Fire Service as stating 8.40 pm So we were both out.
[quote][p][bold]Sarah Booker[/bold] wrote: It started at 8.30pm last night, so 24 hours haven't passed yet.[/p][/quote]Well, the Argus states 8.30pm Sarah ...Yet the story clearly states West Sussex Fire Service as stating 8.40 pm So we were both out. Helmut Polisher
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