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Electrical Fault in Tumble Dryer Blamed for Blaze That Devastated Hampshire Pub

A beloved pub in Hampshire, The Osborne View, located in Hill Head near Fareham, was ravaged by a massive fire believed to have been sparked by an electrical fault in a tumble dryer, as confirmed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

Emergency services responded to the scene in the early hours of Thursday, following reports of flames engulfing the historic establishment at approximately 2:30 am. Fire crews swiftly arrived at The Osborne View, known for its picturesque views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight, but despite their efforts, the blaze caused extensive damage to the property.

Fire investigation officers have been diligently examining the charred remnants of the pub to ascertain the exact cause of the inferno. According to a spokesperson for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, initial assessments point towards an electrical malfunction involving a tumble dryer as the likely origin of the fire.

“The fire investigation officers attended the scene yesterday for an initial look into the cause,” the spokesperson stated. “At this stage, it is believed the blaze was caused by an electrical fault involving a tumble dryer.”

The Osborne View holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike, renowned not only for its charming ambience but also for its stunning vistas of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The devastating fire has left the community saddened by the loss of this cherished establishment.

As investigations into the incident continue, residents and patrons of The Osborne View await further updates regarding the extent of the damage and any potential plans for reconstruction or restoration.

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