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Explosion reported as fire tears through back of home

The scene of the fire in Cambridge Road, Lee-on-the-Solent Pictures: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

The scene of the fire in Cambridge Road, Lee-on-the-Solent Pictures: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

FIRE destroyed outbuildings at the back of a house in Lee-on-the-Solent after reports of an explosion from neighbours nearby.

A wooden workshop at the back of a house in Cambridge Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, was destroyed by the blaze, which took hold around 5.15pm yesterday.

The fire spread to the roof of the house but firefighters got in and pumped water to the outside to stop it getting any worse.

No-one was in the property at the time and nobody was injured.

A woman who lives there had reported the incident but had gone to a neighbour’s house before fire crews arrived.

It’s believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault inside the workshop.

Two sets of breathing apparatus and four jets were used to put out the flames.

Crews from Gosport, Fareham and Portchester were all involved in the operation.

Gosport crew manager Paul Cambell said: ‘When we arrived the workshop was ablaze and the fire had spread to the house.

‘We went in and no-one was in there.

‘Internal crews sprayed water through the window to stop the fire getting in, otherwise the whole property would have gone.’

 

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