Gosport home gutted after Bedroom Fire

A family have been left without a home after it’s believed a fire broke out in a bedroom in Gosport this afternoon.

Fire crews from Gosport and Fareham were called to the house in Albert Street just after 3pm on Monday afternoon. Three appliances and an aerial ladder  platform from Southsea also attended to deal with a severe fire in the bedroom. A water carrier  from Fareham was also sent to the scene.

The first crew on the scene was from Gosport  and the incident commander quickly established there were no people inside the property.

Firefighting crews battled flames that  ripped through the top floor of the Gosport  home and stopped them from spreading to neighbouring properties.

The fire, wrecked a first floor bedroom and had spread to the part of the roof,  but was quickly  brought under control by 3.30pm .

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Eight fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and two high pressure jets to tackle the rapidly developed fire. Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke from the property.”

The attending crews   from the four  fire stations were praised for stopping  the  fire from spreading  and  could have turned into a “significant incident” by fire boss.

Albert Street was cordoned off by Police officers   whilst  the fire was dealt with. Two neighbouring properties  were also evacuated.

The Fire and Emergency Support vehicle manned by the Red Cross were  also sent to  offer welfare and support to the occupiers.

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Group Manager Tony Deacon from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Praised the quick arrival of the crews he said ” This undoubtedly assisted in restricting the spread of fire to adjacent properties. Crews worked very  hard to bring the  fire under control as quickly  they did”  Mr Deacon went on to say The fire, had damaged first floor bedroom and had spread to parts of the roof.

The cause of the  fire is still under investigation.