Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Ten rescued after Southampton flat blaze breaks out

Fire scene
Image caption The fire broke out shortly after 05:00 GMT

Ten people had to be rescued after a blaze broke out in central Southampton.

The fire began in the stairwell of a flat above a shop in St Mary's Street shortly after 05:00 GMT, Hampshire Fire and Rescue said.

Ten people were rescued from the property, along with a pet dog. They were assessed by ambulance crews at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

Image caption An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out

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