To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Bournemouth: Huge fire breaks out along cliffside Images posted on social media showed shocked sunbathers and swimmers looking on as flames engulfed a cliff at the edge of the sand. Get involved with the news in your community. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Brigade said: 'Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a fire on West Undercliff in Bournemouth, affecting three beach huts and approximately 100 sqm of heath on the cliff face. Three beach huts caught fire along the West Cliff promenade at 3.50pm on Monday, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire … BEACHGOERS were urged not to use a main road in Bournemouth today after a huge fire caused a block of flats' roof to collapse. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Mrs Steadman, 48, said: 'I didn't hear a bang or anything like that. "Everyone’s safe but there are road closures in place, so avoid going in and out of Bournemouth by the Asda roundabout! 'The flames were very thick and someone in a beach hut near to where it happened rushed out carrying their gas canisters to avoid a possible explosion. ", Witness Jean-Luc Carden told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: "Half of the roof has now caved in and there are still flames at the back of the building. It was unbelievable.'. 8 Firefighters battled the blaze in Bournemouth this afternoon Credit: Bournemouth News A spokesman for Dorset Police said: 'We were called at 3.53pm to reports of a beach hut near to the West Cliff lift on Bournemouth's West Cliff. It comes as emergency services fear they'll be inundated with incidents as Brits head for beaches across the country. Dorset Police tweeted: 'Please avoid the area of the West Cliff lift on Bournemouth’s West Cliff following a beach hut fire, which has spread to nearby beach huts and is moving up the cliff. Dorset Police wrote in a statement: "Officers are at the scene to assist the fire service with road closures and to help evacuate nearby properties. 'There were flames erupting from one hut and people were forced to leave their possessions on the beach to get away safely. 'There were three fire engines tackling it on the beach front and two up top from what I could tell. 'Locals saying they first smelt the smoke from the town centre around 45 minutes ago.'. Fiona Tew was at the beach hut with her sister-in-law Lainey Norman, 39, and five children when her nephew rushed in saying he had been stung by a fish. ', Firefighters douse the cliff face after bringing the worst of the fire under control this afternoon, Firefighters spray the scorched huts with a hose after the beach was cleared of visitors, Police officers close to the carnage today as the beach was evacuated, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Brigade said: 'Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a fire on West Undercliff in Bournemouth, affecting three beach huts and approximately 100 sqm of heath on the cliff face.'. 'He kept shouting for people to get out of the way and when it did reach the gas there were loads of pops, which sounded almost like aerosols. The blaze on the cliff has now been brought under control and South Western Ambulance Service said there were no reports of any injuries. The beach was packed with thousands of visitors soaking up the 23C sunny weather. Burnt out gas canisters are seen in the aftermath among the charred remains of the timber-framed beach hut which caught fire, The beach huts are available to rent from Bournemouth Council and all of them are fitted with a gas cooker, The remains of a neighbouring beach hut is seen to the right of where the burnt out hut formerly stood (on the far left), while another hut (centre) has had its left side severely damaged in the inferno, The inferno decimated swathes of gorse on the cliff face rising above Bournemouth's iconic promenade, Due to the gorse being tinder-dry and a strong southerly breeze fanning the flames, a huge 100ft long strip of the sloping cliff was set alight, Firefighters tackle the blaze from the top of the cliff just yards away from the four-star Highcliff Marriott Hotel, The scorched cliff-side being doused by a fireman inside a cherry picker this afternoon - the burnt out huts can be seen on the promenade, The beach hut burning on Monday afternoon (left) and its charred remains with gas burnt out gas canisters on the ground (right), Firefighters are battling a huge blaze on Bournemouth beach after three beach huts went up in flames, The hot, dry weather and strong breeze provided the fire with excellent conditions to rip its terrifying path up the cliff face. Council officials said: “Our advice to visitors would be to avoid these areas, turn away and come back another day when it less busy.’’, Ministers could extend school day or change holidays to help kids catch up, Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer dead at 91, Restrictions can't ease until NEXT YEAR due to aggressive strains, warns Sage, Man dies outside Tesco as staff 'stopped people using defibrillator', Covid cases down a THIRD piling pressure on Boris to show way out of lockdown, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Black smoke can be seen billowing from the building in the seaside town. About 100 firefighters tackled the fire at the Heathlands Hotel in Grove Road on East Cliff. Additional crews are en route. The fire was started by a gas stove being used inside one of the rented huts along the busy promenade just 400 yards from the four-star Highcliff Marriott Hotel. Further west in Dorset, police were turning furious drivers away from Durdle Door as roads in Lulworth shut because of the volume of visitors. The incident has been scaled down to approx. Dramatic pictures from the seafront show thick black smoke billowing into the afternoon sky on the south coast. Mr Hughes, 22, from Bournemouth, said: 'I was about 60ft from it when the fire first started - just inside one beach hut. A hotel in Bournemouth was evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. Latest Bournemouth news from the Bournemouth Daily Echo .. . 3. The seaside town is one of the most popular coastal spots in the country and today drew hundreds of people. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. BEACHGOERS were urged not to use a main road in Bournemouth today after a huge fire caused a block of flats' roof to collapse. People are asked to stay away from the area, and to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution.'. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. A huge fire has broken out just yards from a packed Bournemouth beach this afternoon as huge crowds there to enjoy the sun stand just metres away. 'People are asked to stay away from the area, and to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Brigade said: 'Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a fire on West Undercliff in Bournemouth, … This afternoon, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council's beach check app showed 18 of its beaches on red alert, warning people to avoid the areas because safe social distancing was not possible. A fire has broken out in Bournemouth and has spread across at least three beach huts. ", Another witness wrote on Twitter: "At least half of the roof has now fallen in and we can see inside of the building.". A large fire that broke out at Bournemouth beach in front of hundreds of sunbathers was started by cooking, emergency services said. 'The fire is causing significant smoke across the promenade and across West Hill Road. The blaze on the cliff has now been brought under control and South Western Ambulance Service said there were no reports of any injuries. A beach hut yards from the sand sparked the blaze, police have confirmed. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. One eye witness, who did not wish to be named, said: 'Three beach huts caught fire then the fire spread quickly to the cliff. It has now been revealed by the mum-of-two she had been boiling water to treat a suspected weever fish sting. Bournemouth fire manager Tindall after four straight defeats By Editorial Bureau February 3, 2021 60 LONDON (UK) – Bournemouth have sacked manager Jason Tindall after only seven months due to a continuous streak of poor form, the Championship … A “significant smoke plume” has been sent up over the Dorset coast after a huge fire erupted on Bournemouth beach earlier this afternoon (Monday, July 20). "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Bournemouth hotel fire: 'I panicked. A large blaze has broken out on cliffs in Bournemouth after a beach hut caught fire, police said. Two hotels have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a derelict hotel in Bournemouth. 'Firefighters had to climb onto the hill to try and put it out and after that there was just a huge amount of smoke. The fire has spread to nearby beach huts and is moving up the cliff. A large fire which broke out on the seafront in Bournemouth was caused by a cooking accident in a beach hut, officials have said. Somebody cooking in one of the many beach huts that line West Undercliff promenade "accidentally" started the fire at 3.50pm on Monday, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said. 'Thankfully we were about 160ft away but the fire was absolutely huge. 'The wind pushed the flames up the cliff face and the fire just rose all the way up from there. People have been told to stay away from the area, with residents advised to keep doors and windows closed. BEACHGOERS were urged not to use a main road in Bournemouth today after a huge fire caused a block of flats' roof to collapse. A huge fire which caused Bournemouth beach to be evacuated started after a mother boiled a kettle to treat a suspected weever fish sting, MailOnline can reveal. I could see the flames coming really close' Sixteen crews used main jets and hose reel jets to tackle the fire, and two aerial ladder platforms were in use. A four week introduction to the biblical principles of hearing God’s voice for you, the Church and the world. The incident has happened on a day when tourists were urged to stay away from the seaside town because of ', Firefighters tackling the blaze on the heath-covered cliff face in Bournemouth on Monday afternoon as thousands of sun worshippers flocked to enjoy the weather, Thick black smoke is billowing upwards into the sky as beach-goers watch in horror. … Tracey Steadman, a district nurse from Derbyshire, is on holiday in Bournemouth with her three children, who are aged 18, 14 and 13. She said there was no sudden explosion but that she heard several pops once the fire was underway. Twenty people have been evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Bournemouth. Hundreds of people enjoying the warm weather on the beach watched as eight fire … The blaze, which caused thousands of beachgoers to evacuate, was sparked in a hut just yards away.. The fire quickly spread from the burning beach huts and has blazed a path of destruction up 100sqm of heath where photos show it is perilously close to the cliff-top hotel and other homes. Sunbathers fled to safety today when an inferno erupted inside a Bournemouth beach hut and ripped across the heath-covered cliff above the sands. 'Emergency services all on scene and the section of beach nearest the fire has been evacuated. Other beach huts were destroyed and badly damaged by the fire which raged up the gorse-covered cliff face on Monday afternoon, The fire appears to have totally destroyed at least two beach huts, with others left severely damaged by the blaze with was started by a gas stove, Unconfirmed reports suggest the fire was sparked by one of the burning beach huts before quickly engulfing 100sqm of heath, Emergency services have scrambled to the area between Bournemouth Pier and Branksome beach, where sun bathers have reportedly been evacuated. Love Local ... Fire next to railway track at Bournemouth disrupts train services. 'They seem to have got it under control but it was quite alarming.'. 25 firefighters with specialist resources remaining on site. Beachgoers abandoned their possessions and fled as the hut became engulfed in flames and a loud 'popping' sound was heard from within. 'A cordon is in place for the safety of members of the public. The comments below have not been moderated. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service wrote on Twitter: "Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth is full of fire appliances as crews deal with a flat fire. It is thought to have started in a second-floor bedroom and spread through the roof space, but is now under control, the fire service said. A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said: 'Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a fire on West Undercliff in Bournemouth, affecting three beach huts and approximately 100 square metres of heath on the cliff face. Firefighters battled the blaze in Bournemouth, which broke out in a third floor flat this afternoon. A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We were called at 3.53pm yesterday to reports of a beach hut fire near to the West Cliff lift on Bournemouth's West Cliff. 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