Winchester house fire investigated as 'suspected arson'

House fire in Hatherley Road, Winchester About 40 firefighters tackled the flames and stopped them from spreading to other homes

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A fire that broke out at a home under construction in Winchester is being treated as arson following a Hampshire police and fire service investigation.

Ten homes were evacuated during the blaze in Hatherley Road on 22 August at around 04:30 BST.

Forty firefighters spent three hours extinguishing the fire.

Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said they had ruled out accidental ignition from "faulty electrics" or "on-site staff".

A spokesman said the fire would now be investigated as a "suspected arson attack".

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