Firemen called out to Winchester cathedral roof blaze

Firemen called out to Winchester cathedral roof blaze

Firemen called out to Winchester cathedral roof blaze

First published in News
Last updated
Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FIREFIGHTERS were called out when a blaze broke out at Winchester cathedral yesterday evening (February 21).

At around 7.40pm, nine firemen from Winchester fire station and two appliances were called to the scene after a fire started in the void of the roof.

No one is reported to have been injured and no structural damage was found.

Winchester station crew manager Phil Foxton said: “I think they’d been having some sort of entertainment going on and a lighting rig was left on a wooden plank which started the fire.

“It was a small fire and was only brief. It lasted only about half an hour, maybe 40 minutes.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree