Residents evacuated as kitchen fire breaks out

Cynthia and Alan Lock at home in Holybourne Road, Havant. PICTURE: Habibur Rahman (170906)

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A KITCHEN fire sparked the evacuation of residents with learning difficulties at a specialist care unit in Havant yesterday.

The blaze started at the Mencap-run home in Bulbeck Road. Two fire crews from Havant and a third from Cosham tackled the emergency. Nobody was injured and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the incident, which began at 1pm.