Neighbours left shocked by blaze which destroyed Portsmouth houseÂ
A RAGING inferno that tore through a terraced house and damaged three adjoining properties has shocked a neighbourhood.
The blaze atÂ Corby Crescent in Anchorage Park shortly before 12.45pm on WednesdayÂ saw up to 30 firefighters battle to bring the fire under control.
The fireÂ started in a terraced house beforeÂ spreading to the roofs of two others. The embattledÂ house suffered extensive damage with it a sorry sight a day after the dramaÂ withÂ theÂ conservatory and other items replaced by rubble.Â Â Â Â
No-one was insideÂ the house but residents in an adjoining property, who wished to remain anonymous, said: '˜I heard a shouting and a bang. IÂ looked out the window and saw smoke and flames and thought 'we've got to get out here' before its too late.
'˜I was concerned for our safety as well as residents in houses next to the one on fire as they are elderly. Thankfully everyone was ok. The emergency services did a great job.'
Sue Woodhead (pictured), 64, who lives opposite the house that was engulfed inÂ flames, added: '˜I came home to find fire engines everywhere '“Â I thought it was my house on fire.Â
'˜It was very scary and left me shaken all day afterÂ wards. It's such a shame for the young couple who live there.'