Probe into fatal Waterlooville fire goes on

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INQUIRIES continue to identify a pensioner who died in a house fire.

Hampshire police and the coroner for Portsmouth have not been able to name the victim of the blaze in Haslar Crescent, Waterlooville.

A pensioner died in the fire in Haslar Crescent, Waterlooville

A pensioner died in the fire in Haslar Crescent, Waterlooville

The bungalow was severely damaged in the fire in the early hours of August 14.

A forensic investigation has been carried out, but police do not believe the fire was suspicious. The coroner’s spokesman said: ‘Inquiries are continuing.’