Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
19/08/2019 01:32
Incident Type
Early morning wake up call for family without working smoke alarms
Description of Incident
Crews from Fareham and Eastleigh were called to Westminster Gardens in Fareham in the early hours of Monday morning to a fire in the ground floor of a house. 
 
The fire appeared to have been started by a mobile phone charger. The smoke alarms were not working as they had no batteries and the families  only way to escape would have been through the fire. 
 
The family – consisting of two adults and a thirteen-year-old female – were alerted to the fire when the daughter noticed an orange glow coming from downstairs. 
 
Firefighters used four breathing apparatus’, one hose reel jet, one main jet, and a ventilation fan to extinguish the fire and make the scene safe. 
 
The family went into the care of SCAS and taken to hospital. 
 
The stop message came in at 02:31. 
 
Read our advice on smoke alarms here: bit.ly/HFRSSmokeAlarm 
Westminster Gardens
Park Gate
Hampshire
PO14 4QB
United Kingdom