House fire starts near community centre

The aftermath of a fire that broke out in Osprey Gardens, Lee-on-the-Solent
The aftermath of a fire that broke out in Osprey Gardens, Lee-on-the-Solent

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A FIRE broke out in the heart of Lee-on-the-Solent this morning, destroying a residential property.

Fire crews from Gosport and Fareham were called out at 7.45am to a house fire in Osprey Gardens, after a kitchen fire started in a home.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘It looks like the fire spread to both the ground floor and the first floor.

‘The building suffered 100 per cent damage to the ground floor and 70 per cent damage to the first floor.

‘We had the stop message come through at 10.34, so the fire is now out – the electricity board are currently on the scene and the fire investigation team will be on hand later on today.

‘One female was inside the house when the call was made – she got herself out of the building, unharmed, and confirmed that there was nobody else inside.’

A spokeswoman from the Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre in Twyford Drive said: ‘The fire was right next to us when it broke out, which was rather scary.

‘The fire crews kept it under control, so we weren’t evacuated at the time.’