At 20:18 the service was called by a security guard at Tecan stating the alarms were sounding and smoke was issuing from theĀ building.

Two appliances from Weymouth and Portland attended and on arrival confirmed smoke issuing and made up for a further 2 appliances. These were sent from Maiden Newton and Dorchester.

The fire was confined to an electrical light fitting and section of carpet on the first floor in an office area and was extinguished by firefighters in breathing apparatus using 1 hose reel jet and a CO2 extinguisher.