Man dies in Paulsgrove house fire
Description of Incident
A man has died following a fire in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a terraced house property on Harleston Road at 23:03 (Saturday 13).
Two Cosham crews alongside Portchester and Southsea crews attended the incident on the second floor of the two storey terraced home.
Firefighters used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one covering jet, tactical ventilation and an aerial ladder platform to extinguish the fire. All action was taken to prevent further spread of fire and smoke to neighbouring properties. The stop message was received at 23:51.
The male was found inside the address and brought out of the property by fire crews. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
A fire investigation will now take place to establish the cause. Hampshire Constabulary has notified next of kin but as this is an open investigation they will respond to any press enquires.
Our local crews will be in the area today to offer reassurance, advice and support to neighbours.
For more information on fire safety in your home please visit http://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/. Here you can complete our Safe and Sound questionnaire, an online safety check for your home.