Leigh Park flats suffer water damage when pipe bursts in fire

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THREE flats were damaged after a tumble dryer caught fire.

Firefighters were called to Tyler House in Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, at about 8pm on Friday. A fire caught hold of a tumble dryer in a first-floor flat of the three-storey block.

Two flats on the ground floor suffered water damage from a burst pipe.

The fire was quickly put out but firefighters, from Havant, spent more than two hours trying to contain the leak.

Watch manager Martin Elliott, said: ‘We were trying to clean up the water damage. It had also affected the electrics.’