Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton flats evacuated following blaze

Firefighters at the scene
Image caption About 30 firefighters were called to tackle the fire which had spread to the roof

A Southampton terrace has been badly damaged after fire broke out in a flat.

Firefighters were called to the property in Mansell Road East, in the Millbrook area of the city, shortly before 2230 GMT.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said the fire started in a first floor flat and the flames quickly spread to the roof of a neighbouring property.

About 30 firefighters were involved in the incident which was under control by the early hours.

The four flats inside the building were evacuated.

No-one was injured and an investigation into the cause has been launched.

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