A man has appeared before Portsmouth City magistrates following a blaze that left Five people needing hospital treatment. Over Sixty fire fighters dealt with the blaze that broke out on the 13th floor just after 4am at Handsworth House in Quinton Close, Portsmouth last Thursday.
Peter Arrandale faces one charge of arson with intent to endanger life or recklessness as to whether it would be endangered.
He entered no plea before magistrates at the short appearance on Saturday.
Arrandale was remanded and will appear at again on the 28th October 2016.
A man has been charged with arson after a fire that saw three firefighters and two residents treated in hospital.