16.4.17 Police Close Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth, after fire rips through property


An elderly woman and her pet dog were rescued from the burning house.

A number of fire crews from Southsea were called to the incident which involved a large property, the fire fighters wore breathing apparatus as they entered the building in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.

Passers-by raised the alarm after seeing smoke and flames on the first floor of the property.

Paramedics from South Central ambulance service were called to treat the woman in her 90’s from the property.  The woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham suffering from smoke inhalation.

Road closures were put in place by Police and remained for some time.

The cause of the blaze is currently unknown. 

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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Registered Office:  Southwold House, 66 Botley Road, Park Gate, Southampton, United Kingdom

Company number: 07810000