Overnight fire breaks out in Portsmouth bedroom

FIREFIGHTERS were scrambled to a home in Fratton overnight after a fire broke out in someone’s bedroom.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 9:17 am

Crews from across Portsmouth were called to Stamford Street in the early hours of this morning, with those in the property requiring treatment by paramedics.

A spokeswoman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Firefighters from Cosham, Southsea and Portchester were mobilised at 01.20am to a domestic property.

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The fire broke out shortly after 1am. Picture: Alison Beech

‘There was a fire in the second-floor bedroom. The fire was extinguished using two breathing apparatus, two jets and a ventilation fan.

‘A casualty was extricated from the building by firefighters and treated for smoke inhalation whilst they awaited the arrival of SCAS.

‘Community safety leaflets were handed to neighbours and the stop message came in at 02.53am.’

The exact cause of the fire is not known at this time, but Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is not treating the incident as suspicious.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

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