Mayflower Halls, Southampton
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Fire breaks out at Southampton flats development

A fire has broken out in a development of flats under construction in Southampton.

The fire at Mayflower Halls broke out in the roof of the development of 1,000 flats just before 11:40 BST.

An explosion, believed to be gas canisters, was heard shortly after the fire started.

Surrounding roads have been closed and the nearby Mayflower Theatre evacuated.