Thames island boatyard fire: Huge blaze destroys historic boathouses at Platt’s Eyot in Hampton

May 3, 2021
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A huge blaze has destroyed two Grade-II listed boatyards and vessels on a Thames island in south-west London.
One of the the historic “little ships” that rescued WW2 soldiers during the evacuation of Dunkirk is said to be among those lost in the fire.
The inferno broke out at Platt’s Eyot in Hampton just after 5pm on Monday, with witnesses claiming to have heard “explosions” coming from the area.
Boaters were trying to get close to the industrial fire to help as firefighters approached the island from the water.
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  • So incredibly sad

    Teresa hacketTeresa hacket21 hour ago
  • A very sad sight .

    David LongDavid LongDay ago
  • Very sad for everyone who lives and works in the area - can't go 50yrds without hitting heritage and history Big love from Hanworth ❤

    UnBearified BearUnBearified BearDay ago
  • Covid strikes again!

    STEVEN Langdon-GriffithsSTEVEN Langdon-GriffithsDay ago
  • Jobs?

    Paul PaleschiPaul PaleschiDay ago
  • What this 😳?

  • Be careful

  • Anyone fancy a ice cold beer!!!!

    Graham MaguireGraham MaguireDay ago
  • ,🤣🤣🤣

    Bartoszek90Bartoszek90Day ago
  • Insurance scam

    Phil RuddPhil RuddDay ago
  • Well there's another river polluted hope it doesn't affect the fishing.

    Leroid FootlongLeroid FootlongDay ago
    • Poles have eaten all the big caro

      Dan DidnotDan DidnotDay ago
  • This is sad - i cyc le passed this place every weekend and its such a beautiful place

    C NayC NayDay ago
  • Did any one think to put jacket spuds on ?

    Mr angryMr angryDay ago
  • Arson by snobs who do not want their perceived lower class activities such as boatyards on the Thames ?

    John Aboard VioletJohn Aboard VioletDay ago
  • Fires = insurance jobs and then sold on land for redevelopment

    C ViascoC ViascoDay ago
  • Hope everyone is ok!!

    Hazel BHazel BDay ago
  • Frist!

    • @Nabin Spike jealous!

      erikafrancioso0039erikafrancioso0039Day ago
    • The place is destroyed and you're here to prove that you're here first 😒😒😔 grow up.

      Nabin SpikeNabin SpikeDay ago
    • @G Lee lol complain at everything. Rich peoples insurance company’s just lost out, relax :)

      Adam CraigAdam CraigDay ago
    • people lost their properties and youre like "FirSt!1!1" have some respect ffs

      G LeeG LeeDay ago
    • Prove it!

      C huntC huntDay ago