Man dies in Farnborough flat fire
Description of Incident
A 62-year-old man has died following a fire in Farnborough.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a flat fire in Sullivan Close at 08:38 on Monday morning (January 21).
Three crews from Rushmoor Fire Station and one crew from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident in the front room of a two-storey building.
The firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and tactical ventilation to extinguish the fire. The stop message was received at 09:34.
The man was brought out of the property by fire crews who administered emergency first aid before being confirmed dead at the scene by South East Coast Ambulance Service.
A fire investigation will now take place to establish the cause.
Smoke alarms provide valuable early warning of a fire, allowing families to get out, stay out and call 999. We ask that residents of Hampshire ensure they have working smoke alarms and test them regularly. If you suspect a fire don’t hesitate to call.
For more information on fire safety in your home please visit http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/.