17.2.17 Family escapes house fire in Southampton


A family whose home was engulfed and destroyed by fire have escaped unharmed.

Fire fighters were called to the house in Leaside Way, Swaythling, Southampton on 17.2.17.

More than 30 fire fighters tackled the blaze, described by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service as "ferocious".

Residents in three neighbouring homes had to be evacuated while crews fought the fire which is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.

The fire service said the family were being supported by the Red Cross.

South Central Ambulance service was on the scene providing support, but fortunately no one was hurt.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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