Soft toy catches alight sparking small fire in Drayton

Police outside Wilmcote House, Portsmouth

Residents had to be signed in to Portsmouth flat block after police incident

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A SOFT toy sparked a fire in a Drayton home yesterday morning.

Firefighters were called to a property in Knight Gardens at 8.30am.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘The small fire was caused after a soft toy resting against a lamp caught alight in a home.’

Two appliances from Cosham went to the home to put out the fire with the firefighters standing down at 8.47am.