Fire crews tackle blaze at Gillingham takeaway

A GILLINGHAM takeaway has been damaged by fire.

Firefighters were called to the incident, at a takeaway in Queen Street, at just after 9am this morning (April 3).

A Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said members of the public reported “smoke coming out of all windows and doors from a takeaway shop”.

“Crews from Gillingham and Shaftesbury were first mobilised, however more appliances were quickly requested, with five fire engines attending in total, two being from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service,” they added.

“An Incident Command Unit from Salisbury and a support fire engine from Sherborne (also) attending.

“The fire was extinguished using six breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two thermal imaging cameras, two main lines, a triple extension ladder and small tools.”

It is understood no one was injured in the incident.

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