30 November 2016
A FIRE caused a pollution incident on the river Itchen overnight near Winchester.
Winchester firefighters believed they had prevented a major environmental incident by stopping raw sewage getting into the River Itchen.
Two pumps from Winchester attended and environmental protection units from Alton and Romsey.
“There was a fire in a control panel at our pumping station in Garnier Road, Winchester, last night. While the pumps were out of action, we used tankers to manage the flows.”