Pre-school shed set on fire in Bridgemary

DRAMATIC The blaze captured on camera by a News reader
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ARSONISTS are thought to be behind a fire that destroyed a shed containing bikes for a pre-school.

Firefighters from Fareham and Gosport were called to Woodcot Primary School in Tukes Avenue, Bridgemary at 11pm on Saturday.

The building had been completely destroyed by fire.

Police are investigating.

Fareham watch manager Jim Stone said: ‘We had to break the padlock of the school gates to get in.

‘It’s a brand new wooden shed for storage of all the bikes they use in pre-school.

‘It was completely destroyed. They had broken into it. It looks like they are in the middle of doing work to it.

‘It’s all new stuff and now it has been destroyed.

‘It was a relatively small job for us but it’s a great loss to the school.’

Two appliances attended the scene.

Also on Saturday, Gosport fire crews were also called to Garland Court in Forton Road at 9.53pm after a 13-year-old girl got stuck in a lift there.

She had phoned her dad who then called firefighters to rescue her. She was unhurt.

Earlier in the day, a crew from Southsea also had to cut through floorboards after an electrical fire started.

Firefighters were called to Kingston Crescent at around 7am. A small electrical fire had started in the flat underneath the boards.

Firefighters made sure the property was safe before leaving. Nobody was injured.