Woman arrested on suspicion of arson after fire at Southsea houseÂ

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a house in Southsea.Â

Friday, 2nd November 2018, 8:39 am
Updated Friday, 2nd November 2018, 9:41 am
Emergency services at the scene last night. Picture: Portchester Fire Station/Twitter

Emergency services including police, fire and paramedics were called to a property on Victoria Road North at around 6.32pm following the blaze. 

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Two people '“ a man and a woman '“ were rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, with injuries that are not life threatening.

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Emergency services at the scene last night. Picture: Portchester Fire Station/Twitter

A 53-year-old woman has been arrested on with intent to endanger life. She remains in police custody at this time.

The exact cause of the fire will be the subject of a police and fire service investigation.

The other residents of the house were evacuated and have been re-housed.