Romsey arson victim's daughter appeals for help

One fireman was on fire when he helped rescue Elizabeth Sanger-Davies from the burning house

Related Stories

The daughter of an 83-year-old woman rescued from her Hampshire home following a suspected arson attack said it was a "miracle" she survived.

Annie Sanger-Davies, 40, described how mother Elizabeth was rescued from her burning Romsey home early on Saturday.

About 40 firefighters tackled the blaze and Mrs Sanger-Davies needed hospital treatment after inhaling smoke.

Detectives are investigating but said the cause of the fire at Stroud School in Highwood Lane was not yet known.

'Mortal danger'

The woman's daughter said: "It's actually a miracle she got out of that building. We know that the people who were in her house knew that she and her dog were in the house.

'It's just horrendous what these people have done.

"There are people out there who must have seen something or know something.

"There are so many people we need to thank, they were fantastic.

"In fact one of the firemen was in terrible mortal danger. He was on fire as well.

"They did an amazing job of getting her out of here."

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A car that was parked close to the two-storey property when the fire took hold has now been removed from the scene for forensic examination.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Weather

Southampton

Min. Night 4 °C

Features & Analysis

  • BeefaloBeefalo hunt

    The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon


  • Blow torchTorch of hope Watch

    An ancient art form helps troubled youth pick up the pieces


  • This Chinese character has taken China's internet by stormDuang duang duang

    How a new word 'broke the Chinese internet'


  • Don Roberto Placa Quiet Don

    The world's worst interview - with one of the loneliest men on Earth


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • StudentsBull market

    Employers are snapping up students with this desirable degree

Programmes

  • 3D model of Christ the Redeemer statueClick Watch

    Using drones to 3D map the famous Brazilian landmark Christ the Redeemer

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.