Southampton House Fire Investigated

An investigation's started into a house fire in the Maybush area of Southampton.

Hampshire firecrews were called to Maybush Road at around 1.20pm on Wednesday 23rd May.

Control operators sent six fire engines from St Mary’s, Redbridge Hill, Romsey, Totton and Eastleigh fire stations.

The special equipment unit from St Mary’s, aerial ladder platform from Redbridge, Incident Command Unit from Headquarters and multi role vehicle from Havant were also there together with the Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support vehicle.

The fire broke out in a ground floor extension spreading to the main roof area of the two storey dwelling. Firefighters extinguished the blaze using eight sets of breathing apparatus, seven main jets, three hose reels and the aerial ladder platform.

Group Manager Dan Tasker said:

“On my arrival I could see heavy smoke logging in the street and the fire in the extension and roof area. Firefighters had already commenced fire fighting operations and were tackling the fire from both inside the property and externally using the aerial ladder platform.

"I cannot praise the first firefighters on the scene enough, they have done a tremendous job in getting the fire under control and therefore limiting the damage.

"This was particularly challenging in today’s hot weather conditions as a firefighter’s kit is designed primarily to keep heat out, but this also acts as insulation on a hot day like today.”

Heart's been told one person was inside the house when the fire started, but they escaped unhurt before crews arrived.

A full fire investigation, together with Hampshire Police, is underway to determine the cause of the fire.

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