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Man suffers burns after fire at Gosport flat

A man has been taken to hospital with minor burns after a fire broke out at a Gosport flat above a cafe.

Gosport man taken to hospital with burns after fire breaks out in flat above a cafe

A MAN was taken to hospital with minor burns last night after a fire broke out in a flat above a cafe in Gosport.


Around 20 firefighters attended the flat above the Gosport Cafe at 10.20pm on February 3.

Crews from Gosport, Fareham and Portchester tackled the blaze which was extinguished by 1am.

Nick Mills, watchman at Gosport Fire Station said: ‘We attended with two appliances from Gosport, one from Fareham and a command support vehicle from Portchester.

‘There was heavy smoke damage to the flat but we managed to stop it spreading to the neighbouring flats.

‘The road was closed while we were carrying out the operation.’

He added: ‘There was no warning alarm in the flat.

‘I would remind people to fit and test their smoke alarms.

‘They can contact us for a free home fire safety visit, call us on 02380 644 000.