UPDATED: Firefighters rescue pensioner in her 90s after blaze in Portsmouth house - and ‘brave’ passer-by saves her dog

Goldsmith Avenue was closed after a house fire today Picture: Daniel Bishop

Goldsmith Avenue was closed after a house fire today Picture: Daniel Bishop

13/1/2016 

The M275 on the way in to Portsmouth City Centre. 


Picture Cesar Moreno Huerta (160088-9163) PPP-160113-143952001

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A WOMAN and her pet dog were rescued from a burning home in Portsmouth this lunch time.

The fire broke out on the first floor of an end-of-terrace home in Goldsmith Avenue, opposite the Tesco Express near Fratton Park, at about midday.

Two crews of firefighters from Southsea were called and the fire service said they rescued an unconscious elderly woman, in her 90s, from the house. The woman has been taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham suffering from smoke inhalation.

A fire service spokeswoman also said that a passer-by rescued a dog, and added that they ‘had been very brave’.

Police closed the road while the firefighters worked at the house, and the fire was out at 1.10pm.

The cause is being investigated.

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