Hampshire Police working with Partners from Hampshire fire and Rescue have launched an investigation after a man has died following a fire in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth. Emergency services where called to a two storey terraced house property on Harleston Road at just after 11pm (Saturday Jaunary 13). Two fire crews from Cosham alongside Portchester and Southsea crews attended the incident on the second floor of the two storey terraced home. Firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one covering jet, tactical ventilation and an aerial ladder platform to extinguish the fire. All action was taken to prevent further spread of fire and smoke to neighbouring properties. Fire crew brought the fire under control within 50 minutes. . The man was found inside the address and brought out of the property by fire crews. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. A fire investigation will now take place to establish the cause. Hampshire Constabulary has notified next of kin but as this is an open investigation they will respond to any press enquires. Our local crews will be in the area today to offer reassurance, advice and support to neighbours. For more information on fire safety in your home please visit http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/. Here you can complete our Safe and Sound questionnaire, an online safety check for your home.
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