Firefighters put out fire at Gosport fort

073345-1_gilkicker 18/8/2007

Gosport. Fort Gilkicker. Proposed development. GV

PICTURE: WILL CADDY (073345-1)
073345-1_gilkicker 18/8/2007 Gosport. Fort Gilkicker. Proposed development. GV PICTURE: WILL CADDY (073345-1)
Gosport Forton Bowling CLub team members, back row, left to right:  Eric Meighan, Byron Lewis, Mick Lush,
Graham Sampson and Rob Williams
. Front Row, left to right: Steve Anderson, Brian Croucher (team captain
holding cup) and Malcolm Stimpson.

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a derelict fort this afternoon to put out wood set on fire in an arson attack.

Officers from Gosport Fire and Rescue responded to an incident at Fort Gilkicker, in Military Road today.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘We were called to a scene inside Fort Gilkicker today around 4pm.

‘Wood was burning, which we put out in the sea.

‘It has been put back as malicious.’

As reported by The News, plans are ongoing to convert the fort into 26 luxury homes.