800°C flat fire in Northam 'was started accidentally'

Daily Echo: 800°C flat fire 'was started accidentally' 800°C flat fire 'was started accidentally'

A FIRE which ripped through a block of flats in Southampton was started as the result of an electrical fault, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

The blaze that broke out in the early hours of yesterday at York Close in Northam led to 11 people needing treatment by paramedics and another casualty taken to Southampton General Hospital for smoke inhalation.

In all five flats were damaged as a result of the fire, leaving six adults and two children in need of temporary accommodation whilst Southampton City Council repair the property which is owned by the authority.

As previously reported all the residents of the block were evacuated at around 2am after the fire broke out on the top floor.

An investigation was immediately launched into the cause which the fire service has confirmed was non-suspicious and thought to have been the result of an electrical fault.

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1:23pm Thu 15 May 14

sparkster says...

Im glad everyone got out and are ok. It has been proved to be an electrical fault so it rather blows the myth of a comment yesterday ie alcohol related, it clearly wasnt
Im glad everyone got out and are ok. It has been proved to be an electrical fault so it rather blows the myth of a comment yesterday ie alcohol related, it clearly wasnt sparkster
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2:06pm Thu 15 May 14

Tenderhearts wife says...

sparkster wrote:
Im glad everyone got out and are ok. It has been proved to be an electrical fault so it rather blows the myth of a comment yesterday ie alcohol related, it clearly wasnt
hear hear! I hope that he is suitably ashamed of his insensitive comments.
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: Im glad everyone got out and are ok. It has been proved to be an electrical fault so it rather blows the myth of a comment yesterday ie alcohol related, it clearly wasnt[/p][/quote]hear hear! I hope that he is suitably ashamed of his insensitive comments. Tenderhearts wife
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4:09pm Thu 15 May 14

IronLady2010 says...

It would be great to hear what the electrical fault was. It could infact be of benefit to others especially if it was an appliance which may have been old for example and could of been serviced to prevent a fire.

Always try to find a positive from something negative. Glad all are safe and well.
It would be great to hear what the electrical fault was. It could infact be of benefit to others especially if it was an appliance which may have been old for example and could of been serviced to prevent a fire. Always try to find a positive from something negative. Glad all are safe and well. IronLady2010
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4:37pm Thu 15 May 14

sparkster says...

yes, I hope we do get to know what the electrical fault was, it only needs a couple of wires to touch in an appliance
yes, I hope we do get to know what the electrical fault was, it only needs a couple of wires to touch in an appliance sparkster
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