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4 October 2010, 10:38
A 24 year old man's being treated for serious burns after a fire at a block of flats in Southsea.
It started near the entrance to the third floor flat on Clarendon Road at around 5pm on Saturday.
The man was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital with serious burn injuries. He was later taken to Salisbury Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
No-one else was injured.
Detective Inspector Colin Carpenter said: “We’re working with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to establish what started the fire. At this time we’re treating it as doubtful.
“I would like to hear from anyone who may have information about what caused the fire, or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Clarendon Road yesterday afternoon.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portsmouth CID at Fratton police station on 101 or 0845 045 45 45 from outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You can also call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.