Thirty firefighters called to tackle bedroom firein Fareham

A firefighter at the blaze in Gudge Heath Lane, Fareham, on Wednesday night
A firefighter at the blaze in Gudge Heath Lane, Fareham, on Wednesday night

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FIREFIGHTERS battled a bedroom blaze in a semi-detached house.

Five crews from across the area were called to a fire at a property in Gudge Heath Lane, in Fareham.

The blaze started in a first floor bedroom at around 9.20pm on Tuesday and fire engines were dispatched along with officers from Hampshire Constabulary.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue crews from Fareham, Portchester, and Cosham as well as an aerial ladder platform from Southsea were called – in total adding up to more than 30 firefighters.

They worked to tackle the blaze which had spread into the roof.

The Incident Command Unit and the Fire and Emergency Support Service vehicles were also brought in from the service headquarters at Eastleigh.

Officer in charge, station manager Tim Spencer-Peet, said: ‘On arrival, the initial crews were faced with a bedroom fire quickly spreading to the roof.

‘The crews immediately mounted both firefighting and search and rescue operations.

‘Following a thorough search of the building all occupants were accounted for.

‘The fire crews continued to tackle the blaze for several more hours to prevent further spread.

‘Firefighters worked very hard indeed and I am very proud of their efforts.’

The roof space of the two-storey building was severely damaged. The first floor also suffered water damage.

An investigation will now be carried out to determine the cause of the blaze.