A fire in premises occupied by a builder of luxury yachts was suppressed by a sprinkler system at 1700fire-sprinkler hrs on Saturday 23 September. Five fire appliances responded to Princess Yachts Int Plc, at Lee Mill Industrial Estate, on Saturday.

Station manager Wayne Rawlins, who was in charge of the attendance, said: “When we turned up the gates were locked and we could see smoke coming from the whole length of the building. crews tackled a fire on the ground floor before making their way to the first mezzanine floor where the main fire was. The sprinklers in the building had activated by the time we got there which helped save the building. We could have easily have lost the whole building if they hadn’t had them installed. They definitely saved the building and its contents.”