9.5.17 Investigation underway into Romsey house fire which left two men in hospital


An investigation is underway to discover the cause of a major blaze in a Hampshire market town which left two people in hospital.

Around 50 fire fighters battled to save the family home in Winchester Road, Romsey as flames ripped through the two storey property.

Crews from Romsey, Redbridge, Eastleigh, Fareham, Southsea, Lymington and St Mary’s fought to control the blaze as smoke billowed out of the first floor window.

Police officers were also on hand to cordon off the area and direct traffic away from the incident.

A spokesperson for the South Central Ambulance Service confirmed that two patients were treated for smoke inhalation; the two men were then taken to Southampton General Hospital.  No one else was involved in the incident.

An investigation will now be carried out by the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to determine the cause. The fire also damaged the roof of a neighbouring property.

The incident  left commuters battling to get home.  Closures were in place throughout the afternoon and into the evening as part of Winchester Road and Botley Road were shut to traffic.

This is the fourth major blaze to hit the market town in the past six months. 

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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