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Customers evacuated from shopping centre due to blaze

By Ed Stilliard

6:11pm Saturday 26th January 2013

Shoppers evacuated from fire at WestQuay shopping centre

SHOPPERS had to be evacuated after a fire broke out at a Southampton shopping centre this afternoon.

Kitchen staff in one of the restaurants in West Quay Shopping Centre's food court reported the fire after it began at an indoor grill at 5.15pm.

As a result emrergency services were alerted and Saturday afternoon shoppers told to leave the complex.

Fire crews from across the city were despatched to the scene but the blaze was out upon arrival.

A spokesman for Hamsphire Fire and Rescue Service said:  “Because of its location in a food court in West Quay we had an automatic response and we had quite a few pumps sent to the scene."

Comments(15)

Comments(15)

IronLady2010 says...
6:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Must have been the Union members rushing on buying burgers after a busy day blowing whistles to fill their bellies, the grills simply couldn't cope.

nedscrumpo says...
6:22pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Good to hear, for once, that the fire crews didn't have to cut anyone out.

chunky_lover says...
6:34pm Sat 26 Jan 13

IronLady2010 wrote:
Must have been the Union members rushing on buying burgers after a busy day blowing whistles to fill their bellies, the grills simply couldn't cope.
Yes exactly, there's always fat people in that place - probably council workers LOL

J.P.M says...
6:37pm Sat 26 Jan 13

quite a few pumps ???

the mind boggles!

good-gosh says...
7:02pm Sat 26 Jan 13

chunky_lover wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Must have been the Union members rushing on buying burgers after a busy day blowing whistles to fill their bellies, the grills simply couldn't cope.
Yes exactly, there's always fat people in that place - probably council workers LOL
Ha Ha …that's one way to get rid of the protesters.

bully0046 says...
9:29pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Same union as those working for Iceland in bitterne?

shock horror they to had a fire today!

SotonGreen says...
11:33pm Sat 26 Jan 13

chunky_lover wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Must have been the Union members rushing on buying burgers after a busy day blowing whistles to fill their bellies, the grills simply couldn't cope.
Yes exactly, there's always fat people in that place - probably council workers LOL
You right wing louts really are pathetic. Council workers are regular folk doing a job and getting paid for doing it just like you or I.

We can argue about the size of the state and what services to provide but to sneer at people for the job they do is beyond the pail.

arthur boutfaith says...
12:28am Sun 27 Jan 13

SotonGreen wrote:
chunky_lover wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Must have been the Union members rushing on buying burgers after a busy day blowing whistles to fill their bellies, the grills simply couldn't cope.
Yes exactly, there's always fat people in that place - probably council workers LOL
You right wing louts really are pathetic. Council workers are regular folk doing a job and getting paid for doing it just like you or I.

We can argue about the size of the state and what services to provide but to sneer at people for the job they do is beyond the pail.
Doing a job ??
Both of my bins are still outside, full to overflowing. They were supposed to be collected last Monday.
I know it snowed, everyone was affected the Friday before last. However, in the main, we are all pretty much back up to full speed, and have been since last Monday.
All of us, it seems, except the refuse collecting department of SCC.
Are they making some kind of political point?? Or merely intent in reinforcing the belief that the majority of this hard-working, socially responsible and thoroughly decent taskforce are, unfortunately, led by a group of lazy, work shy, fascist bully-boys, Who will advise their members not to work at the merest hint of inclement weather. And thereby intend to make the majority of the electorate suffer to fulfil their own self-centred, egocentric needs.?

southy says...
1:33am Sun 27 Jan 13

arthur boutfaith wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
chunky_lover wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Must have been the Union members rushing on buying burgers after a busy day blowing whistles to fill their bellies, the grills simply couldn't cope.
Yes exactly, there's always fat people in that place - probably council workers LOL
You right wing louts really are pathetic. Council workers are regular folk doing a job and getting paid for doing it just like you or I.

We can argue about the size of the state and what services to provide but to sneer at people for the job they do is beyond the pail.
Doing a job ??
Both of my bins are still outside, full to overflowing. They were supposed to be collected last Monday.
I know it snowed, everyone was affected the Friday before last. However, in the main, we are all pretty much back up to full speed, and have been since last Monday.
All of us, it seems, except the refuse collecting department of SCC.
Are they making some kind of political point?? Or merely intent in reinforcing the belief that the majority of this hard-working, socially responsible and thoroughly decent taskforce are, unfortunately, led by a group of lazy, work shy, fascist bully-boys, Who will advise their members not to work at the merest hint of inclement weather. And thereby intend to make the majority of the electorate suffer to fulfil their own self-centred, egocentric needs.?
then you are just as much to blame, there things called phones, and ask the council would of sent a some one around to collette it and empty your bins.

VictorMeldrew says...
3:08am Sun 27 Jan 13

It's amazing how a little fire at West Quay has led to such stupid comments from the regular idiots

OSPREYSAINT says...
10:03am Sun 27 Jan 13

I would be more interested in how well the evacuation went, than a lot of dross about a protest which has no relevance to the story. How soon was the complex returned to normal?

AnnaSouthampton says...
6:06pm Sun 27 Jan 13

I've got a question for West Quay management... Why do the car park exit barriers not get automatically raised when the centre is in a full evacuation? There was a sense of panic as people were queuing to validate their tickets before they could leave. I have probably answered my own question... It's all about the money!

forest hump says...
9:41pm Sun 27 Jan 13

AnnaSouthampton wrote:
I've got a question for West Quay management... Why do the car park exit barriers not get automatically raised when the centre is in a full evacuation? There was a sense of panic as people were queuing to validate their tickets before they could leave. I have probably answered my own question... It's all about the money!
Drive through the fecking things. They should open.

forest hump says...
9:42pm Sun 27 Jan 13

J.P.M wrote:
quite a few pumps ???

the mind boggles!
I think they meant pimps

OSPREYSAINT says...
10:04pm Sun 27 Jan 13

AnnaSouthampton wrote:
I've got a question for West Quay management... Why do the car park exit barriers not get automatically raised when the centre is in a full evacuation? There was a sense of panic as people were queuing to validate their tickets before they could leave. I have probably answered my own question... It's all about the money!
The theory being that you would evacuate the building completely, not got to a fuel laden bomb that would go up in smoke if the fire spread quickly to the Car Park, not very bright some people.

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