AN ELECTRICAL fault led to a fire that ravaged a kitchen.
Two fire engines from Gosport were called out to put out the blaze in Lancaster Close, Lee-on-the-Solent.
The kitchen was well alight when firefighters arrived at about 2pm yesterday.
Firefighter Andy Marsh, from Gosport fire station, said: ‘It looks to have been caused by an electrical fault in the kitchen.
‘There were materials round the kitchen that helped to flame the fire.
‘There was a lodger in the house – the man got out okay and so did a dog and a rabbit.
‘We got there quickly and contained the fire to the kitchen. The kitchen was quite severely damaged.’
Firefighters were at the scene for about an hour.
Mr Marsh added: ‘They had a working alarm that alerted them to the fire.’