11.2.17 Councillor and family flee 'severe' blaze at their home in Romsey


A Hampshire councillor and his family fled a 'severe' blaze at their home.

Six fire engines were called to the property in Stanbridge Lane, Awbridge on 11th February 2017.

The ground floor, first floor and roof of the building were severely damaged by the fire.

An ambulance was called to the scene at 9.15pm but none of the residents needed hospital treatment.  Fire crews attended the scene from Romsey, St Mary’s, Redbridge, Totton and Eastleigh.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The family involved were outside when we arrived. 

"Thankfully they had working smoke alarms which gave them early warning and enabled them to safely evacuate. They also had a plan of what to do in an emergency.

"We contacted the British Red Cross who supported the family while our fire fighters tackled the fire."

Two adults and three children were rescued from the building.  Three cats were also safely rescued from the blaze.

Fire and smoke has severely damaged the house.

 Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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