Police are investigating after firefighters from Andover, Whitchurch and Stockbridge were called to a fire in a block of flats in Shepherds Row Andover this morning.
The 999 call was received at 05:07 with the caller reporting smoke in the communal hallway. On arrival, fire crews discovered a fire in a flat on the second floor which was contained to the living room, but the entire flat was damaged by smoke.
Fire crews used four breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The stop message was received at 0620 and the cause is currently under investigation.
A Police spokesperson said “Police are investigating an arson that took place around 5am this morning (Sunday, December 6), in Shepherds Row, Andover. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote 44150424357.”