Investigation launched after man dies during horrific blaze in Fratton

A MAN has died following a flat fire in Fratton, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 11:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th September 2019, 10:54 am
Hale Court. Picture: Google Maps

The tragedy took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Fire crews from Southsea and Cosham fire stations were scrambled to a flat at Hale Court, in Fratton Road, shortly after 12.15am.

Four fire engines – three from Southsea and one from Cosham – and 24 firefighters were deployed to the scene where a man was found to have died.

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Hale Court. Picture: Google Maps

Four breathing apparatus and a hose jet were used to tackle the blaze on the ground floor flat.

A woman was also taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham suffering from smoke inhalation.

A spokesman for the fire service has said ‘the cause of the fire was still under investigation’.

The News has approached Hampshire Constabulary for comment.