Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
27/10/2017 15:11
Incident Type
Gosport house fire spreads to neighbouring homes
Description of Incident
We were alerted to a house fire in Gazelle Close, Gosport just after 15:00. Crews from Gosport, Fareham, Cosham and the aerial ladder platform from Southsea attended, making this a six pump job with 24 firefighters and supporting officers. 
The fire was in a terrace block in the properties conservatory kitchen, where the fire unfortunately spread to the neighbours first floor and roof. In total damage has been caused to three properties. No one was injured during the incident, but a 60 year old male has been taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service with smoke inhalation, his condition is not life threatening. 
Crews used 10 breathing apparatus, three hose reel, two jets and the aerial ladder platform to tackle the blaze. The initial crew on scene have been praised for their swift actions, as this incident demonstrated an usual spread of fire, in a roof space. Without their swift actions this fire could have damaged further properties. 
The cause of the fire is still to be investigated. The stop was at 18:33. 
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Gazelle Close
PO13 8EY
United Kingdom