Woman, 52, dies in Gosport fire that destroyed bungalow

A WOMAN has died in a blaze that destroyed a bungalow.

Monday, 25th March 2019, 6:05 pm
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 6:11 pm
House fire at Nyria Way off Willis Road in Gosport. Picture: Daniel Harbut

Hampshire police confirmed the 52-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire in Nyria Way, Gosport.

Now a joint investigation is being carried out into the blaze by Hampshire police and Hampshire Fires and Rescue Service.

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House fire at Nyria Way off Willis Road in Gosport. Picture: Daniel Harbut

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A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘Her next of kin have been informed.

‘Investigations are ongoing.’

Richard Smith, 64, lives in the flats overlooking the bungalows.

He said: ‘I heard a big commotion with all the sirens going off and when I came outside there were police and fire engines swarming all over the area.

‘The flames were at least twice the height of the bungalow and there was so much smoke you couldn’t see across to the next estate.’

Despite being shocked by what he had witnessed, Richard was quick to praise the brave actions the emergency services.

‘The firefighters had the fire under control within about 30 minutes of arriving. Things could have been even worse if the fire had managed to spread,’ he said.