18.11.16 Fire fighters tackle blaze in Mortimer Road, Southampton

07-12-2016

Smoke billowed out of the terraced house as fire fighters tackled the blaze.

More than thirty fire fighters were called to the house in Mortimer Road, Woolston, after the fire broke out shortly before 8am on Friday 18th November.

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said that crews had been called to reports of a fire in the roof of the building.  At least two men living there were able to flee the house with their two dogs.  One of the men was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Crews from Hightown, St Mary’s and Eastleigh fire stations attended the scene.  They used one jet, two hose reels and six breathing apparatus to tackle the flames.

Five fire engines and 32 fire fighters were called to the address and police set up a cordon while neighbours gathered outside.

A neighbour said they saw black smoke coming from the roof, a first floor window exploding and "flames dancing" in the building.

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue confirmed that crews had been called to reports of a fire in the roof of the building.  He said specialist vehicles had been called to tackle the blaze including an aerial ladder platform.

Mickey Smither, station manager at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire began in one house and is not being treated as suspicious.  It began in a roof space which made it difficult to access.

"Although it started in the one property, it did affect a second one but only through smoke damage.

"The fire has been put out now but we will continue to monitor the properties which are now uninhabitable.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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