Fire next door to Victor Hugo house
Saturday 7th September 2013, 7:11PM BST.
FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze yesterday evening in a block of flats next to the historic Victor Hugo House.
It led to the evacuation of the famous Hauteville property, while someone in the block of flats also had to escape through its back entrance. Investigations into the cause are ongoing but are centering on the possibility of an electrical fault.
No one was in the unit that caught fire at the time, which was extensively damaged by smoke.
The Fire & Rescue Service took a 999 call at 4.23pm. Duty senior officer Andy Mauger said: ‘We don’t believe it to be
suspicious. At the moment we are looking at electrical and the fridge, but it’s under further investigation.’