Residents rehoused after fire destroys Andover property
Description of Incident
A number of residents have been rehoused following a property fire in Pilgrims Way, Andover yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters were called at 16:42 to a blaze initially affecting the garden of one of the properties which had quickly spread to an end-of-terrace house.
Crews from Andover, Eastleigh, Overton, Basingstoke, Alresford, Romsey and Service Headquarters were called to attend the seven-pump incident.
Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and tactical ventilation for smoke clearance were all used to stop the fire which had caused 100% damage to one property and 30% damage to the roof of the neighbouring house, which also suffered water damage.
Ten residents and a dog were assisted by Test Valley Borough Council in being rehoused. The stop message came in at 19:23 with Andover crews returning to the scene later in the evening to reinspect for any further hotspots.