Fire crew tackle skip blaze in Swanage

Residents in Swanage were woken late at night after a fire crew arrived to put out a blaze that had broken out in a skip full of rubbish, close to homes and vehicles.

Swanage Fire Station was called to the incident in Durlston Road, just before midnight on Monday 17th April 2023.

skip on fire
Swanage fire station

The fire crew quickly extinguished the flames

“On arrival the skip was well alight”

In a normally quiet part of the town, rubbish in the skip was burning fiercely when the fire crew arrived on the scene.

Swanage Fire Station reported:

“One pump was mobilised to a skip fire to the south of the town. On arrival the skip was well alight and was extinguished using one hose reel jet.”

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service added that the fire was believed to have been started deliberately and had been referred to the police.

Skip in Durlston Road

The burnt contents of the skip on the following day

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