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Residents rehoused after Pilgrims Way house fire

Pilgrims Way house destroyed by fire (image courtesy of Hants Fire

A number of residents have been rehoused following a property fire in Pilgrims Way, Andover on Saturday afternoon (26th May). 

Firefighters were called at 4:42pm to a blaze initially affecting the garden of one of the properties which had quickly spread to an end-of-terrace house.

Crews from Andover, Eastleigh, Overton, Basingstoke, Alresford, Romsey and Service Headquarters were called to attend the seven-pump incident.

Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels and tactical ventilation for smoke clearance were all used to stop the fire which had caused 100% damage to one property and 30% damage to the roof of the neighbouring house, which also suffered water damage.

The stop message came in at 19:23 with Andover crews returning to the scene later in the evening to reinspect for any further hotspots.

Ten residents and a dog are being assisted by Test Valley Borough Council in being rehoused.