A faulty light fitting sparked a fire in a Portsmouth home early today.
Two crews from Southsea Fire Station were called to the blaze in Cuthbert Road shortly after midnight.
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: ‘We attended a small fire in a loft area caused by a light fitting. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus sets and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. A total of eight firefighters and a senior manager attended.’