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Five people flee Southampton Piri Piri restaurant blaze

Fire at Roosters Piri Piri
Image caption No-one in the restaurant or the flat above, which were both affected by smoke logging, was injured

Five people had to be led to safety when a fire broke out in a restaurant in Southampton.

Roosters Piri Piri restaurant in Portswood Road was due to open when a fire started in the extraction system at about 11:00 GMT.

Crews in breathing gear used water jets to extinguish the blaze.

The fire service said businesses should ensure extraction units are regularly cleaned. No-one in the restaurant or the flat above was injured.

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