Up to fifteen firefighters tackled a blaze that damaged two boats at Fareham Creek in Hampshire this afternoon. They found one 40-foot trader motor cruiser and a 40-foot sail boat alight. No one was injured. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
A boat exploded in Fareham Creek in Hampshire. It happened at about 12.30pm today. More information to follow.
Sussex Police are investigating an explosion at a house on Hillrise Avenue in Sompting. It happened at 4.15pm on Thursday 20th September.
A man in his fifties was pulled from the burning property by passers-by. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for shock.
The incident led to the road being closed at its junction with Hillbarn Avenue. West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service extinguished the fire within an hour. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
A 52-year-old local man has been arreste don suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life.
– Detective Inspector Rob Walker, Sussex Police
"We believe this is related to a domestic incident at the address and there is no threat or risk to any member of the public. We are investigating the circumstances which led up to the fire at this property."
A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after with intent to endanger life after an explosion at a property in Sompting on Thursday 20th September.