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Man injured in workshop fire 'in fairly good spirits', wife says

The wife of Martin Fagg, who was injured in a blaze at a workshop in Farnborough, has spoken of her relief that he is recovering well in hospital

Fire crews tackle the blaze in Priory Street

The wife of a man who suffered burns in a workshop fire in Farnborough has said he is on the mend and "in good spirits".

Residents reported hearing six explosions during the blaze at the garage in Priory Street, which left Martin Fagg, 55, with second degree burns to his legs, chest and back.

More than 30 firefighters tackled the serious fire at around 4.10pm on April 13, and they were faced with the added danger of several gas cylinders being inside the premises.

Speaking to Get Hampshire this week, Mr Fagg’s wife Della said her husband remained in hospital and had undergone skin grafts for his injuries.

“It is looking fairly positive,” she said. “He is in fairly good spirits and as positive as can be expected.”

Three garages, one car and a steam traction engine were damaged by the fire. Neighbours recalled hearing one loud bang, followed by a serious of smaller blasts.

Flames were seen to be rising a couple of feet out of the workshop as fire crews battled to extinguish the blaze and cool gas cylinders which contained acetylene, oxygen and liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

Following an investigation, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service concluded the cause of the blaze was accidental.

Mr Fagg was taken to Frimley Park Hospital for treatment following the blaze.

 
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