Published on Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 11:12 pm.

Fire Crews Smash Down door to Rescue Home alone Children after Gosport Fire


Fire crews from Gosport and Fareham have been called to a property in the Bridgemary area of Gosport this evening.

Three fire appliances attended the  incident at a property  in  Turners Avenue. Crews were called just after 8.40 this evening.

Fire Crews  had to use sledge hammers to  smash their way through a locked front door of the Semi-detached after reports of person being inside. Crews found a small fire  in the stairs within the property.

Neighbours have revealed that two young children aged six and nine years old, had been left home alone in the property with 26 dogs and a number of puppies.

One shocked resident  in the road believed that the mum of the two youngest was out at work at the time.

The father of the children  returned home shortly after fire crews gained entry  has been detained by Police. The middle-aged man was  taken away in a Police van to Fareham Police station for questioning.

The children were unhurt but Paramedics who attended the incident checked them over.

The children are now being cared for by  neighbours.  Part of the road remains sealed off.  Scene of Crime officers and Arson Task force officers have also attended the scene and have been examining a bath towel that on a grass area outside the property.

RSCPA Inspectors have also spent the evening that the property.

A Spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue  service said that crew had been called to the property and they are now working with Police.

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