Police set to investigate blaze at Portsmouth caravan park

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POLICE are investigating a fire at a caravan site.

Police and fire services were called to Harbour Side Caravan Park, Eastern Road, Portsmouth, on Sunday at 10.40pm.

A caravan had been set alight and an investigation has now been started.

Two fire engines attended the blaze and took nearly an hour to put it out.

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We received the call at 10.42pm from a resident at Harbour Side Caravan Park, on the Eastern Road, Portsmouth.

‘Two fire engines from Southsea Fire Station both attended the fire and the fire was out at 12.09am.

‘A static caravan was severely damaged by the fire.

‘No one was injured but the fire is subject to an investigation which is ongoing.’

Detectives have started the investigation.

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘Police were called at 10.49pm on Sunday, May 12, to near the Great Salterns Harvester, Eastern Road, Portsmouth.

‘An unoccupied caravan was damaged by a fire and no one was injured.

‘Detectives from Portsmouth CID are investigating.

‘Officers are appealing for information from people who use the area.’

The site is a private residency and overlooks Langstone Harbour.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.