A MUM and two children have been rescued after their home in Gosport caught fire.
Firefighters from Gosport and Fareham fire stations were called to a fire at a home in The Crossways at 4.08am today.
An 11-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy were rescued from the bedroom window.
A woman in her 20s was also rescued by firefighters and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham having sustained potentially serious injuries.
Both children were also treated by paramedics and were taken to hospital, believed to be suffering from smoke inhalation.
Tim Spencer-Peet, station commander at Gosport fire station, said: ‘The occupants of the house were alerted by their smoke detection system activating, alerting them to a fire on the ground floor.
‘That fire prevented them getting out through the front door so they couldn’t self-rescue.
‘They were given fire survival advice while waiting from crews from Gosport to arrive.
‘Smoke detectors in this case played a vital role. It could have been a very different outcome if they hadn’t had smoke detection.
‘It alerted the occupiers of the house. It woke the neighbours and alerted them to a fire situation. It’s a very simple, easy to install kit that can save your life.’
The fire started on the ground floor of the property although the cause is currently unknown and an investigation is being carried out.