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