Arrest after rubbish fire spreads to Gosport house causing smoke damage

FIRE The house in Ramsay Place
FIRE The house in Ramsay Place

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POLICE have arrested a man following a blaze at a house.

The fire began in a pile of rubbish which was up against the rear wall of a house in Ramsay Place, Gosport, at 3.30am on Sunday.

It quickly spread to the kitchen through a window and caused major smoke damage.

Thirteen firefighters from Gosport station spent two hours getting the fire under control and damping down.

One person was taken to hospital as a precaution after suffering smoke inhalation.

Gosport fire station manager Steve Ransley said: ‘Our fire investigation team is now carrying out a joint investigation with Hampshire Constabulary to establish the cause and origin of the fire.’

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson. Call Gosport CID with information on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.