Family pets perish in house fire in Copnor

A dog and cat died in a house fire in Copnor today.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 7:02 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:56 am
The fire in Copnor

Crews from Southsea and Cosham were called to a house on the corner of Vernon Road and Monckton Road just before 11.30am where a fire had started in the kitchen.

Firefighters entered the house through the rear door and managed to take a dog to safety, but sadly two pets were found dead inside.

Smoke spread the property into neighbouring houses but was cleared by the crews.

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No people were inside the house at the time.

A spokesman for Southsea Fire Station said an investigation would take place into what caused the fire, but there were not thought to be suspicious circumstances.